Plea Allows Detainee to Serve Sentence in Australia 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.
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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

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.