Hicks lawyer seeks Australian's return from Guantanamo subject to control order Lisl Brunner at 9:45 AM ET
[JURIST] The lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive; AI profile] is pushing the Australian government to ask the US for Hicks' return by Christmas, allowing him to be kept under a control order authorized by last year's anti-terror legislation [official backgrounder]. David McLeod, Hicks' lawyer in Adelaide, emphasized that Hicks has already served five years in a maximum-security prison without having been convicted. Speaking to a gathering of 80 people in front of the Adelaide Parliament House, McLeod said that a compromise was necessary to prevent Hicks from "rotting" in Guantanamo indefinitely.
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