Saturday, December 29, 2007

David Hicks goes home free

The only detainee ever convicted by a military commission at Guantánamo -- by guilty plea, not by trial -- is no longer in custody.
Australia let David Hicks out of prison yesterday, 7 months after he'd been transferred to serve out the balance of the 9-months' suspended sentence received at Gitmo.
Having agreed in his plea bargain not to speak to the media for another 4 months (prior posts here), on release Hicks, 32, said only, through his attorney:

I would like to recognise the huge debt of gratitude that I owe the Australian public for getting me home.
I will not forget, or let you down.

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