Wednesday, April 04, 2007


The ABC almost gets it right:
Hicks was ordered not to talk to the media for a year as part of his plea bargain with the United States military commission, which sentenced him to nine months in jail.
The nasty old US military didn't order Hicks to do or not do anything; he voluntarily agreed to the terms of a negotiated plea bargain. Anyway, at least some of the terms of the bargain appear unenforceable:
But Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has indicated the gag order cannot be enforced when he returns to Australia.
If Hicks is an honourable man he'll keep his mouth shut as agreed.


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