Get Up Australia, a new independent political movement to build a progressive Australia, has launched a television advertisement calling for support for the return of Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks to Australia. Terry Hicks, the father of David, provides a voiceover as the camera simply zooms in on a photograph of David as a nine-year-old boy.
“This is my son, David. He’s been missing for five years – held in Guantanamo Bay. Without trial. I love my son, but I’ve always said if he’s done wrong he should wear the consequences. I only ever wanted David to be given a fair trial, but I’m afraid Guantanamo’s been set up to do one thing: guarantee a guilty verdict. Please, let’s bring David home. Thank you – I’m Terry Hicks.” Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube
See the Get Up Australia site for more details and comments.
Note: On March 26, David Hicks pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism, after five years of detention in Guantanamo Bay.