Sunday, August 21, 2011

Guantanamo Redux, somewhat

 David Hicks at Sydney booksigning
FORMER Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks is going to the United Nations to clear his name and get compensation.   [T]the submission calls for Australia to "request the US authorities to formally overturn Hicks' conviction under US law and to nullify the plea agreement".  It also asks for the Federal Government to begin an independent investigation "into allegations that David Hicks was tortured or subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in US custody".