“Innocent” Aussie David Hicks agrees to seven year plea deal (PLUS: OUTRAGEOUS – HICKS TO SERVE ONLY NINE MONTHS

Posted by: ST on March 30, 2007 at 10:10 am

Via AP:

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – The prison sentence of an Australian detainee who pleaded guilty to a terrorism-related charge would be limited to seven years under terms of a plea bargain, a military judge at Guantanamo Bay said Friday.

The judge, Marine Corps. Col. Ralph Kohlmann, revealed the terms of the agreement at a hearing Friday on whether to accept David Hicks’ guilty plea.

It was not immediately clear whether the maximum sentence accounts for the five years Hicks has already spent at Guantanamo Bay. Under an agreement between the United States and Australia, Hicks will serve any sentence in Australia.

Now, I wonder where all the apologies are from the anti-war/hate Howard fanatics who rushed to Hicks defense not so much because they believed in his ‘innocence’ but more because they were using him as a symbol for all the things they ‘hate’ about ‘evil wars’?

Wondering, watching, waiting …

Update: Aussie Tim Blair had a little fun speculating earlier what kind of bargain would be reached. Heh.

PM Update: All but nine months of Hicks’ sentence has been suspended as part of the ‘deal.’ Unfreakingbelieveable!


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4 Responses to ““Innocent” Aussie David Hicks agrees to seven year plea deal (PLUS: OUTRAGEOUS – HICKS TO SERVE ONLY NINE MONTHS


  1. DeeAnn says:

    Reading an aussie newpaper yesterday (wish I could remember and quote it)

    the buzz the family of this guy is putting out is that he is just pleading so that he can get OUT of Gitmo. That he’s not really guilty, he just wants out of there because he has been there 5 years and wants to go home.

    I think we need to watch to see that Australia doesn’t release him, I don’t think his government will, but they will get a LOT of pressure to do so by the family and supporters of this scumball.

  2. forest hunter says:

    He can have three choices – stay where he is and get fatter – work in Iraq as an IED sniffer for seven years – or he and the rest of the innocent terrorists there provide security detail for Pelosi’s when she heads to Syria.

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall on the carbon credit saving boat ride over and hear the cross talk of who recruits who and the best ways to destroy America. Pelosi should have no problem with converting these experienced sots.

  3. stackja says:

    Hicks gets nine month sentence
    A US military tribunal has handed down a nine-month prison sentence to David Hicks on a charge of supporting terrorism, a military judge said today.

    Earlier: “There’s no way that this can be seen as a genuine guilty plea,” the Greens senator Bob Brown told reporters. “[It is] simply a plea for release for exit from the inhumane Guantanamo Bay gulag.”

  4. forest hunter says:

    Hicks agreed to withdraw allegations he had been abused at the hands US personnel and is prohibited from speaking to the media for a year about the case.

    Any bets on how long a year is…….