Rally supports David Hicks

Photo by Peter Boyle.

Supporters of justice for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks rallied outside the NSW Supreme Court on August 3 to condemn moves by the Department of Public Prosecutions to seize the proceeds of Hicks’ 2010 book Guantanamo: My Journey under “proceeds of crime” laws.

Speakers at the rally included Stop the War Coalition Sydney’s Pip Hinman, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge, and peace activist Donna Mulhearn.

The protesters said Hicks has committed no crime recognised under Australian law and accused the government of trying to silence the exposure of torture and abuse in Guantanamo.

Inside the court, a judge ruled that all proceeds of Hicks’ book be frozen until the case is decided.