Greens call for a review of Hicks trreatment in prision

Greens call for a review of Hicks trreatment in prision

The Greens are calling for an independent review into the treatment of David Hicks, after his former US military lawyer says his terrorism conviction could be overturned.

An US appeals court says the charge Mr Hicks was convicted of in 2007, of providing material support to terrorism, cannot be applied retrospectively.

The Australian was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and taken to Guantanamo Bay detention camp, where he was sentenced to seven years jail.

The Greens have criticised the Howard Government’s handling of the issue, claiming Hicks was not given the benefit of the rule of law.

Greens Senator Penny Wright says the Federal Government must launch an independent inquiry

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