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Australian Gitmo detainee Hicks to seek dismissal of charges Monday

[JURIST] A special three member military panel will hear motions Monday to dismiss terrorism charges [PDF] against Australian Taliban member David Hicks. Hicks, who is scheduled to stand trial in January on war crimes charges, is among 550 terror suspects being held as enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay. Hick's attorneys contend that he has been denied a speedy trial, unfettered access to lawyers, and the right to fair proceedings. If the motions are granted it could possibly disrupt or postpone further trials at Guantanamo. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has more coverage of Guantanamo here.

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