David Hicks could be exonerated

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 14 September 2014 | 23.08

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has lodged an appeal against his conviction in the US. Source: News Corp Australia

AUSTRALIAN David Hicks may have his terrorism conviction overturned after a superior court in the United States ruled the charges he pleaded guilty to were not war crimes.

Hicks, originally from Adelaide, served more than five years in the US prison camp Guantanamo Bay after being caught in Afghanistan at the height of the US-led war against the Taliban Islamic extremists after the September 11 terror attacks.

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After converting to Islam, he travelled to Afghanistan and was arrested among Taliban fighters in late 2001 and taken to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

He was released after pleading guilty in 2006 to charges of providing "material support for terrorism'' and was sentenced by an American military court.

He spent seven months in an Australian jail as part of his plea bargain.

In November last year, he lodged an appeal against his conviction in the US after a civilian court ruled in another case that the same charges were not war crimes.

A decision is likely within two months.

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