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Australian in Guantanamo appeal

Australian David Hicks is appealing against his U.S. conviction for supporting terrorism that cost him over five years detention at Guantanamo Bay. He says he wants righted all the wrongs he's suffered. (SOUNDBITE)(English) FORMER GUANTANAMO INMATE DAVID HICKS SAYING: "There are two points of importance within this appeal. The first is that I was detained for an inexcusable five and a half years, or six years including here in Australia as well, without my having committed an offence. And secondly that I was tortured throughout that period. This included physical beatings, a number of psychological methods and medical experimentation." Hicks, a former kangaroo skinner, says he trained at paramilitary camps in Afghanistan. He joined a Taliban group but fled his first battle. He was captured trying to escape into Pakistan. He says he was despondent and suicidal when he admitted providing material support for terrorism, a charge his lawyer reject

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