Sunday, April 01, 2007

Wanna know what Hicks alleged against his captors?

The whole Hicks "thing" becomes more ridiculous by the hour - and the contradictions and politics at play so patently obvious.

Now, Mother Jones weighs in - including listing Hicks' complaints to the Adjutant General about his treatment at the hand of his US captors:

"As part of the plea bargain that will get David Hicks out of an Australian jail in anywhere from two to seven years, Hicks had to sign a gag order at Guantanamo in which, according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, which has represented Hicks in the past, Hicks agrees to not speak to the media for one year after his release and to state that he has never been mistreated while at Guantánamo. He also has to agree that his detention was lawful pursuant to law of armed conflict.

Furthermore, he was forced to give up the right to sue over his treatment in the future, and will cooperate with investigators should the need arise. He is forbidden from profiting from his story by, for instance, publishing a book or selling movie rights.

Some portions of the gag order are plainly ridiculous, and contradicted by earlier statements. On December 10, 2004, Hicks filed an affidavit with the Adjutant General."

Read the Hick's list of complaints here all taken from a Hick's affidavit. This "story" has quite some time to run......

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