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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

...and Justice For All

Yet another letter to the papers. See articles at bottom for background.
A tale of two countries and of justice gone mad.

An American alcoholic kills a fellow American on The Great Ocean road while drunk. His defence counsel asks for a non custodial term because "jail in a foreign country would be harder for his client." This seems to ignore that he killed someone. Not deliberate, but killed nonetheless.

David Hicks has been in a jail cell for much of the day for several years without charge and certainly without consideration of how hard jail in a foreign country would be for him. Now charges have been brought and they do not include killing an American (or any other person for that matter), yet he may face more years in this inhuman place whether found guilty or not.


The Age: Drunk, jet-lagged driver killed tourist

The Age: Not guilty, sir, declares David Hicks
The Age - Editorial- The charges against David Hicks
Herald Sun: Andrew Bolt
posted by thr at 4:00 pm

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