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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 seven years in prison, but that was reduced to nine months, 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 was then transferred to an Australian jail, and released in December 2007. An Australian military court reversed his terrorism conviction in 2015.

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; conviction reversed in 2015
    Tortured Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (per 2004 affidavit)
    Inmate: Guantanamo Bay

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