Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Terror suspect becomes UK citizen

`An Australian held as a terror suspect at Guantanamo Bay has won a legal battle in the UK High Court to be registered as a British citizen. [..]

A judge in London ruled that Home Secretary Charles Clarke has “no power in law” to deprive Mr Hicks of his citizenship “and so he must be registered”.

Mr Hicks’ lawyers will now press ministers to make arrangements for him to take the required citizenship oath and pledge.

They will then urge the Home Office to seek his release from the detention camp in Cuba in the same way it has won freedom for all nine other British citizens held there.’

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