Australia Guantanamo detainee Hicks petitions UN over alleged rights violations

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] has filed an appeal [text, PDF] with the UN Human Rights Committee [official website] complaining of multiple violations of international law stemming from his five-year incarceration at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2007. Hicks, an Australian national, is asking the Australian government to "request the US authorities to formally overturn" his 2007 conviction on charges of aiding terrorism before a US military court and nullify the plea deal…

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