David Hicks

David Hicks a step closer to clearing his name

Natalie O'Brien Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is one step closer to having his name cleared after a "significant decision" in the US Appeals court on Monday which overturned a similar conviction.

Guantanamo Bay: FOI reveals Howard government knew David Hicks would not get a fair trial

Natalie O'Brien The Howard government made contradictory public statements about the fairness of the military commission trial in the US of former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks, according to new documents.

David Hicks lodges US military court bid to overturn terrorism charge

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has launched an appeal to overturn his conviction in the United States for the ''invented'' crime of providing material support for terrorism.

Former terrorism suspect David Hicks breaks silence on Guantanamo odyssey

Phillip Coorey THE at times graphic account by the former terrorism suspect David Hicks, Guantanamo: My Journey, which tells of the brutality of the US-run prison camp in Cuba, is the first time Mr Hicks has given...

How a convicted drug smuggler obsessed a nation

Schapelle Corby

Rick Feneley Which version of Schapelle Corby do you buy? Hapless beauty school dropout. Persecuted Aussie tourist. Victim of a criminal conspiracy. Latter-day Joan of Arc. Lying drug mule. Ganja Queen.

Hicks challenges legality of US terror conviction

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has launched an appeal to overturn his conviction in the United States for the 'invented' crime of providing material support for terrorism.

Hicks vows to continue legal fight if appeal fails

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks and his legal team will go all the way to the US federal courts if they have to, in a bid to clear his name and overturn his conviction for the "invented"...

US military court agrees to hear Hicks appeal

David Hicks has launched an appeal in the US against his conviction.


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Natalie O'Brien The US Court of Military Commission Review has accepted the appeal lodged this week by former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks to overturn his conviction on an invented war crimes charge, and set...

Medic speaks out on Hicks doping

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien A former Guantanamo Bay medical officer has said he cannot explain why medical records would be redacted to keep secret some of the drugs and dosage levels given to detainees, including David Hicks.

US use of truth drug revealed

David Hicks outside supreme court.

Natalie O'Brien New evidence has emerged that all Guantanamo Bay detainees, including David Hicks, were drugged involuntarily with a substance that has a long history as a truth serum.

Hicks ready to sue govt after US court rules charges invalid

Ross Peake David Hicks will fight to clear his name following the decision by an America court that the charge with which he was convicted in 2007 was invalid.

Calls for justice for Hicks after American court ruling

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien He has gone from being Australia's No.1 terrorist suspect to a human rights cause celebre.

Sex attack cadets still in military

ADF cadets

David Wroe About 10 defence force members suspected of involvement in rapes of female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the 1990s are still serving in the military, the Chief of the Defence...

'We failed our duty' to Prisoner X

Ayalon Prison.

David Wroe Melbourne man dubbed 'Prisoner X' received no consular assistance from Australian officials despite the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade having been told of his detention by Israeli...

Department relied on Israel over 'Prisoner X'

Ben Zygier

David Wroe THE Melbourne man dubbed ''Prisoner X'' received no consular assistance from Australian officials despite the Department of Foreign Affairs having been told of his detention by Israeli authorities...

Hamish McDonald

The walls of Guantanamo know a truth that Australia will not tell

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Hamish McDonald Was the United States government ready to release David Hicks and return him to Australia more than two years before the controversial plea-bargaining deal that got him out of Guantanamo Bay?

Trained by a baron and backed by Bambi, now West Papua 'freedom fighter' faces jail

'Colonel' Gerard Michael Little

Dan Oakes Combine a wannabe freedom fighter, a Ukrainian paramilitary training camp, a tumbledown weatherboard house near Melbourne, an Irish ''baron'' and a man in a Bambi suit - and you end up with something...

Bid to seize profits from sale of Hicks memoir fails

David Hicks

Louise Hall, Paul Bibby THE Commonwealth has dropped its attempt to seize the proceeds of David Hicks's memoir, Guantanamo: My Journey.

Witnesses back Hicks on chemical torture

David Hicks

Natalie O'Brien Long-held claims by the former detainee David Hicks that he was drugged against his will have been backed by evidence from a prominent attorney, independent investigations and previously secret...

Hicks forced to take high drug doses in Guantanamo

David Hicks in Sydney recently.

Natalie O'Brien Guantanamo Bay detainees, including David Hicks, were forced to take high dosages of anti-malaria drug mefloquine despite showing no signs of the disease.