Hicks seeks injunction to delay Guantanamo trial

[JURIST] Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] has filed for an injunction to delay his military trial currently scheduled to start March 20 [JURIST report]. Maj. Michael Mori, Hicks' Pentagon-appointed lawyer, said Saturday that Hicks' defense team asked the US District Court in Washington last week to order the suspension of Hicks' military commission [JURIST news archive], even though he admitted the bid will likely be unsuccessful. The injunction bid was made in parallel with an appeal by other Guantanamo inmates to the US Supreme Court [Reuters report], asking for the right to challenge their detention in US courts.

US military prosecutors have charged Hicks with providing material support to terrorists [JURIST report]. He is expected to plead not guilty. AP has more.



 

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