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Posts Tagged ‘David Hicks

Julian Assange is only guilty of embarrassing the US

March 19, 2011

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange packed Sydney’s Town Hall to hear Julian Burnside QC and others denounce the treatment of the whistleblower website and the Australian-born Assange at the hands of the Australian and US governments. A panel which included journalist John Pilger and federal MP Andrew Wilkie, a former intelligence analyst and Iraq […]

Guantanamo torture of Australian David Hicks

March 11, 2011

David Hicks was a 26-year-old Australian drifter who converted to Islam, changed his name to Muhammed Dawood and ended up at training camps in Afghanistan. Hicks was sold to US forces for about $1,500 and became detainee 002, the second person processed into Guantanamo on January 11, 2002, the day the facility opened. Hicks was […]