www.fairgofordavid.org

David Hicks to appeal US terrorism conviction

DAVID Hicks will appeal his US conviction for supporting terrorism on the grounds he felt forced to make admissions in exchange for his release from Guantanamo Bay.

The 37-year-old, who spent five years in detention before US authorities allowed his transfer to an Adelaide prison, told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday that for him to move on with his life, he needed to first right the wrongs of his past.

Hicks has launched appeal papers in the US Court of Military Commission Review.

He hopes the legal action will show "no crime was committed" and send a message to the Australian Government that it is wrong to allow it's citizens to go through what he did without intervening.He said his reason for fronting the media was to have reporters "on board to say it was wrong".


Inaugural May 'race day' postponed indefinitely

premium_icon Inaugural May 'race day' postponed indefinitely

Ballandean Estate Wines’ cellar door is closed for first time in nearly half a...

‘Nurses under threat’: Testers lack protective gear

premium_icon ‘Nurses under threat’: Testers lack protective gear

Nurses under protected in COVID-19 pandemic: claim

Police primed to fine during Easter break

premium_icon Police primed to fine during Easter break

Break the rules and police will come down hard