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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Judge Freezes Former Guantanamo Detainee's Book Sale Profits

An Australian judge has temporarily frozen the profits from former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks' book Guantanamo: My Journey while government officials and Mr. Hicks' attorney file additional paperwork. Since Mr. Hicks pled guilty to providing support for terrorism, the government's theory is that he should not profit from his crime. But some politicians point out that others convicted of crimes have profited in this way, and that the move to deprive Mr. Hicks of profits from his book sales has a political motive.

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