21 November 2008

No more control orders for David Hicks

Following an online video request from David Hicks posted on the Get Up Australia website, the Australian Federal Police will not seek an extension of the control order on David Hicks. This is a welcome and overdue move.

News.com.au reports

Former attorney-general Philip Ruddock - the man many hold responsible for Mr Hicks' long incarceration at Guantanamo Bay - said he had no problem with the decision not to renew the control order.
"I'd have no problem with him living in my street," Mr Ruddock told Sky News.

I wonder how many of the others who were so strident in their insistence for the harsh control order imposed last year, eg Mr Rann, Mr Downer, now think likewise.

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