Hicks still guilty

DAVID Hicks is set to have his terrorism conviction overturned after the US conceded that the former Guantánamo Bay inmate is innocent, his lawyer says. What they mean is that at that time there wasn’t a law that said it was illegal to fight for the other side and try and kill westerners. He is guilty as sin by his own word and will never be accepted by decent Australians as anything else. Adelaide-born Mr Hicks was 26 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 by the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, which believed he was fighting for al-Qaeda. He was held in the US-run jail in Cuba until 2007, when he pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism and was sent to Adelaide’s Yatala Prison to serve the rest of his seven-year sentence. He was released under a control order later that year. Hicks said he only pleaded guilty in an Alford plea agreement to escape the “indefinite solitary confinement I was suffering in Guantanamo Bay”.
“I am just sorry it has taken so long to clear my name.”
Believe me Hicks, your name is not cleared.


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