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David Hicks may challenge jail term

By Steve Larkin
March 29, 2007 01:32pm
CONFESSED terrorist David Hicks might challenge in Australian courts any jail term handed to him by a US military commission, his father says.

The federal government has warned Australia will not be able to alter the length of any jail sentence imposed by the US on Hicks, and which would be served in an Australian jail.

But Terry Hicks said today his son could use Australian courts to contest the legality of whatever jail term is handed down by the US military commission.

Hicks, from Adelaide, is awaiting sentence at Guantanamo Bay after pleading guilty to a charge of providing material support for terrorism.

The 31-year-old is expected to serve any sentence at Yatala prison in Adelaide's north.

Mr Hicks said his son's sentence was expected to be known within days.

"The strangest thing out of all this would be what is going

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