Thursday, February 19, 2015

David Hicks is officially exonerated... UPDATED

Yesterday the military commission threw out the conviction of David Hicks, the Australian man who pled guilty to a crime that was not a crime at the time of his "detention." Hicks pled guilty because that was the only ticket out of Guantanamo. My government tried hard to keep Hick's conviction from being tossed because also as part of his ticket out of Guantanamo he had to agree not to appeal. Fortunately the military commission saw the folly in that logic.
Read more here.
The Talking Dog has the decision by the military commission and a short history here.
And firedoglake has more here.