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Hicks Trial Could Be Derailed Completely

Herald Sun : (h/t Gregory) David Hicks's trial could be derailed, and possibly prompt his return to Australia, if his lawyer Major Michael Mori i

Herald Sun : (h/t Gregory)

David Hicks's trial could be derailed, and possibly prompt his return to Australia, if his lawyer Major Michael Mori is charged with a US military discipline offence.

Maj Mori could be removed from the case after threats from the chief US prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis, to charge him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Fairfax newspapers report.

It would take months for a new lawyer to get to grips with the case and the new military commission process.

Prime Minister John Howard has told the US any action leading to further delays would be unacceptable and would prompt him to demand the return of Hicks, 31, after five years in Guantanamo Bay. Fairfax reports that the chief US prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis, has accused Major Mori of breaching Article 88 of the US military code.

I'm not sure I understand this tactic, but here are transcripts of Mori defending himself and his client. Can our more legal minded C&L readers give their perspectives on this turn of events?

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