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Australia Withheld Info on Terror Suspect

Australia’s government refused to release information on a terror suspect held by the United States for fear of harming relations with Washington, the defense minister said Monday. The Australian newspaper filed a Freedom of Information request with the government for details on the legality of David Hicks’ detention but was denied. Hicks, 27, was allegedly captured fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan and has been imprisoned without charge at Guantanamo Bay for 18 months. Defense Minister Robert Hill said the government can refuse a Freedom of Information request if it could harm Australia’s relationship with a foreign government. Full Story

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