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Prominent Australian's
Paul Willee, QC (former head Australian Military Bar)

"We don't treat our worst murderers in the way David Hick's has been treated"

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

"The way lies after lies after lies have been said about how he's going to be tried ... there is no respectable legal authority that I know of that has suggested those military tribunals are going to be anything more than a victor's tribunal," Mr Fraser said.

"The British started to outlaw evidence taken by torture 500 years ago and now we accept it and we accept it in Hick's case."

Australian Federal Police Commisioner Michael Keelty

"I think justice ought to be swift if it is to be fair, and this has dragged on for some time,"

Former Premier of Victoria Jeff Kennett

"It's not just the Government. Don't absolve yourself, or myself, or any Australian citizen from responsibility," he said.

"We're all guilty of compliance in the fact that David Hicks is still there . . . we're all to blame."

Bishop Christopher Saunders
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council chief

"Time has come for us to recognise that the injustice that he has suffered warrants some mercy and his freedom"

"The manner in which Mr Hicks has been treated and the torture he has endured is a level of treatment that is completely unacceptable to anybody who holds in high regard due processes of law and the rights in any real democracy,"

Brigadier Lyn McDade
Director of military prosecutions to the new Australian Military Court

"Abominable," she said. "Quite frankly, I think it's wrong. I don't care what he's done or alleged to have done. I think he's entitled to a trial and a fair one and he is entitled to be charged and dealt with as quickly as is possible. As is anybody."

Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen

"For someone to be held for this number of years without trial is unconscionable."

"It is both unjust and undemocratic and also an abuse of human rights. It goes against the freedoms and rights for a fair trial that have been developed in jurisprudence over centuries. David Hicks has the rights to a fair trial and it should be immediate,"

Senator Barnaby Joyce

"You can't have a judicial system without habeas corpus," Senator Joyce said. "The idea of making this an issue solely about David Hicks distracts from what we are really talking about, which is the primacy of a fair judicial system. It is an outrage."

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