On May 20, 2007, Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks was transferred to a maximum security prison near his hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, to serve the remainder of a nine-month prison sentence. In March 2007, a US military commission at Guantanamo Bay recommended sentencing Hicks to seven years in prison, but all but nine months of that were effectively suspended by a military judge under the terms of a plea agreement kept secret from the panel of military officers during its deliberations. Hicks was later released in December 2007.
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