December 21, 2007 |
Former Guantanamo inmate David Hicks remains a threat and will have to regularly report to police and stay indoors from midnight to dawn when he is released from prison Dec. 29, an Australian magistrate ruled. Hicks, a Muslim convert and former kangaroo skinner, pleaded guilty to supporting Al Qaeda at a U.S. military tribunal after being captured in 2001 in Afghanistan. He was held for more than five years without trial at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
June 3, 2008 |
A British human rights organization says the U.S. used military ships to secretly detain and interrogate terrorism suspects. U.S. officials denied using ships as prisons. The group Reprieve alleged that high-profile detainees, including American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh and Australian Taliban supporter David Hicks, were imprisoned on the vessels. Reprieve says the U.S. has used ships stationed off the Somali coast and the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia to detain suspects.
October 28, 1985
An Alameda County Superior Court judge has ruled the state Labor Department cannot bar employers from hiring children for door-to-door sales work. Judge Winton McKibben issued a 90-day preliminary injunction in Oakland against the Labor Department in a case involving eight children and two firms, Bay Area Careers and Junior Careers.
March 8, 2007 |
Australian terrorism suspect David Hicks will make his first appearance before a U.S. military commission March 20, more than five years after he was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday. Hicks, the only Australian at the U.S. military prison in Cuba, was charged March 1 with providing material support for terrorism. He will be the first inmate at the camp to face a military commission for alleged crimes in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism.
December 29, 2007 |
An Australian who fought alongside the Taliban and later pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism was freed from prison today after completing a sentence imposed by a U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. David Hicks, who was captured in Afghanistan in December 2001, served more than five years at the Guantanamo prison before pleading guilty to providing material support to the Al Qaeda terrorist network. He was sent to Australia in March to serve out his sentence.
July 24, 2012 |
The Australian government on Tuesday dropped its case against David Hicks in which it sought to block the former Guantanamo detainee from profiting from "Guantanamo: My Journey," a book he wrote about his experiences. Hicks, described as a former kangaroo skinner and Outback cowboy who left Australia for Afghanistan, was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001 and sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, the Associated Press reports . While in Guantanamo, Hicks pleaded guilty to providing material support to Al Qaeda.