USA: Who are the Guantánamo detainees? Case sheet 4: Update. David Hicks.
David Hicks, an Australian convert to Islam, travelled to Pakistan to study in a madrassa, an Islamic School. He phoned to say he was going to help the Taliban defend Kabul. He was captured in December 2001, allegedly subjected to ill-treatment, handed to the US authorities and then transported to Guantánamo Bay. There he was one of the first detainees to be charged in preparation for trial by military commission. d and for the detainees to be given full and trials or released.