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USA: Another day in Guantánamo: David Hicks sentenced by military commission; UK resident and victim of rendition released; former CIA detainee alleges torture

, Index number: AMR 51/055/2007

In March 2007, Australian national David Hicks became the first person to be sentenced by a military commission. He had pleaded guilty to one charge of "providing material support for terrorism". Pursuant to a pre-trial agreement, he was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment and he will be transferred to Australian custody. United Kingdom resident Bisher al-Rawi, an Iraqi national, is being transferred to the UK after more than four years in unlawful detention. Saudi national Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri has alleged that he had only admitted to involvement in the attack on the USS Cole under torture in US custody.

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