Ex-Guantanamo detainee Hicks wants prison closed: father

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] wants the US to close the Cuba-based detention center, Hicks' father told a rally in Australia Friday. Hicks fears that the remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] will be held indefinitely without charge and without due process, according to statements made by his father at the rally marking the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo detention facility. He considers himself lucky to have had a lawyer represent him and to have been transferred into Australian custody [JURIST report] to serve the remainder of his sentence in an Adelaide jail. Hicks was released [JURIST report] last month from the Adelaide jail, subject to an interim control order [JURIST report].

Hicks pleaded guilty to a charge of supporting terrorism [JURIST reports] before a US military commission last March after spending more than five years in US custody since being captured in Afghanistan. AAP has more.



 

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