Monday, September 26, 2005


Hicks lawyer welcomes UK passport bid

`The US military lawyer appointed to defend Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has welcomed the prospect of his client applying for British citizenship. [..]

Unlike the Australian Government, the British Government has refused to cooperate with the US military commission process.

All nine British citizens detained at Guantanamo Bay were released without charge, with the first releases taking place in March last year.

Maj Mori says the US and the UK have an agreement that no British citizen will be tried under the military commission process.’

2 Responses to “Hicks lawyer welcomes UK passport bid”

  1. Guambat Stew Says:

    Would Howard then deport Hicks? His new terror tactics laws allow him to revoke the Aus citizenship of a terrorist type dual passport holder.

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    I doubt it. Atleast, I’d really hope not.

    I think enough people are pissed off with the growing fascism in America, and the way they treat “enemy combatants”, that there’d be outrage. And rightly so, I’d say.

    America’s holding of prisoners for indeterminate lengths of time without trials, and the manner in which the trials are conducted if they ever happen, is atrocious. As well as being illegal.

    It’s bad enough that Howard didn’t get Hicks out of there years ago, let alone deporting him when/if he does get out.

    But then, what do I know? I expected him to lose the last election. If Australia is so ready to forgive the whole Iraq war thingy, it can probably forgive one deportation. [shrug]

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