Australian Requests Visit with Son in Guantánamo amid Plea Bargaining

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
10
421
Abstract: 
On July 28, 2003, Australian Terry Hicks pleaded for the U.S. government to apply the same legal standards to his son that were applied to U.S. national John Walker Lindh. Like Lindh, David Hicks was not directly implicated in terrorist acts, though he was captured by Northern Alliance troops with a Taliban unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lindh plead guilty to carry explosives for the Taliban and serves his sentence in a civilian prison rather than Guantánamo.