Father Asks to See Son Held by U.S.
The father of an Australian confined at Guantánamo Bay since his capture in Afghanistan almost two years ago urged United States officials yesterday not to try his son before a military tribunal. Flanked by American and Australian civil liberties lawyers at a news conference in New York, the father, Terry Hicks, pleaded for Washington to apply the same legal standards to his son David that were adopted in the case of John Walker Lindh, who pleaded guilty last year in federal court to aiding the Taliban and carrying explosives and was sentenced to 20 years in a civilian prison. “If David is guilty of anything, let him be tried in a civil court,” Terry Hicks said. “If he’s guilty, I accept that. But I don’t think he’s guilty of anything. David is an adventurer. He is not a terrorist.” Full Story