Hicks sedated before being told of new charges: military lawyer Holly Manges Jones at 7:59 AM ET
[JURIST] The US military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archives] said Monday that his client was sedated for 24 hours last month before being told about new charges against him. Maj. Michael Mori [Wikipedia profile] said Hicks was given a drug to ease his complaints of stomach pain, but while the medicine took effect, a US official began speaking to him about additional charges that Hicks did not have the ability to comprehend. A US Defense Department official said the allegations are being investigated, but reiterated that Hicks has received humane treatment since he was taken into custody in 2001. AFP has more.
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