Saturday, February 3, 2007


PM welcomes new charges against Hicks

‘Prime Minister John Howard says he is glad the US military has drafted new charges against Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.

The US military has revealed details of the drafted charges that include attempted murder and providing material support for terrorism.

Mr Howard says he is pleased there has been some progress in the case against Mr Hicks. [..]

Mr Hicks’s US military lawyer, Major Michael Mori, has questioned the charge of attempted murder, pointing out that the US military prosecutor has acknowledged that Mr Hicks never fired a shot in anger.’

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