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US Court of Appeals, David Hicks motion

Motion
Penny Wright 31 Oct 2012

I move that the Senate
(a) notes that:

(i) the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently ruled that providing material support for terrorism was not a war crime between 1996 and 2001 and therefore could not support a conviction of Salim Hamdan;

(ii) in 2007, Australian, David Hicks, was convicted of this now invalid charge when he submitted an Alford plea through the US Military Commission system; and

(b) calls on the Government to recognise that there is doubt regarding the validity of David Hicks' conviction.

This motion did not gain the support of the Senate.

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