Rally for Hicks


Twenty-five people rallied in Anzac Park on January 24 to call for the return to Australia of Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, during a visit by federal attorney-general Philip Ruddock.

Federal ALP candidate Jim Turnour, who organised the protest, was quoted by the Cairns Post as saying, "people are angry it's been more than five years [that] he's been held" in the US military prison. He also said that he did not believe Hicks' proposed appearance before a US military tribunal would give him a fair trial.