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David Hicks

David HicksBorn: 7-Aug-1975
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Australia's answer to John Walker Lindh

Australian high school dropout, Muslim convert, and al-Qaeda recruit David Hicks surrendered at Tora Bora in 2001. He spent more than five years imprisoned without charges at the U.S. Guantanamo prison, before becoming the first inmate to be tried under Guantanamo's new rules of justice. He was sentenced to nine months in prison, on condition that he drop complaints that he had been tortured at Guantanamo, and that he not speak to reporters about his imprisonment there. He has been transferred to an Australian jail, and was released in December 2007.

Father: Terry
Mother: Suzanne
Sister: (1 sister)
Wife: Jodie Sparrow (common law, sep. 1996, 2 children)

    Converted to Islam (1999)
    Attempted Murder (2004), charges dropped (2006)
    Conspiracy to commit war crimes:(2004), charges dropped (2006)
    Terrorism (26-Mar-2007), pled guilty
    Tortured Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (per 2004 affidavit)
    Inmate: Guantanamo Bay



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