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Plea Allows Detainee to Serve Sentence in Australia

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Plea Allows Detainee to Serve Sentence in Australia

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Plea Allows Detainee to Serve Sentence in Australia

Plea Allows Detainee to Serve Sentence in Australia

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Guantanamo detainee David Hicks has become the first person to be convicted under the new Military Commissions Act.

Hicks, who is an Australian citizen, was facing a possible life sentence for providing material support for terrorism. Instead, a plea agreement allows him to receive a nine-month prison sentence that can be served out in Australia.