Australian held at Guantanamo says he was tortured for 5 years

February 19, 2015 3:22 AM

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Australian held at Guantanamo says he was tortured for 5 years

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee said on Thursday after a U.S. military appeals court threw out his conviction on a terrorism charge that he wants his government to pay for treatment of ailments resulting from torture.

David Hicks, who spent five years in the U.S. detention camp in Cuba, said he had not yet decided whether to seek broader compensation in Australia.

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