Dad urges Hicks to fight to clear name
David Hicks has been urged by his father to fight to clear his name amid US government revelations that his terrorism-related charge could be quashed.
Adelaide-born Hicks pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorism at a US military commission hearing in 2007.
But the US government now believes the charge isn't a law of war offence and convictions such as Hicks' could be overturned.
US assistant attorney-general David Kris has told a US senate committee examining military commissions there were "serious questions" about the material support charge.
"Our experts believe there is a significant risk that appellate courts will ultimately conclude that material support for terrorism is not a traditional law of war offence, thereby threatening to reverse hard-won convictions," Mr Kris has told the committee.