The deaths themselves have provoked considerable comment from the media in the Arab and South Asian, including from those in countries which are often thought to be reasonably understanding of other US actions. For a sample collected by the BBC see here.
The Australian reports that the EU is also growing more vocal in its demands that Guantanamo should be closed.
As for David Hicks, his military lawyer Major Mori and the Australian Government have very different views of his current state:
"Whitewash claim on Hicks' condition" is The Australian's headline.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told AAP Australia's consul-general in Washington had visited Hicks and "confirmed that he was fit and well".
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