Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, has sent the PM an open letter asking for Australian citizen David Hicks to be brought home to Australia to face justice. It is clear that after five years, Mr Hicks's prospect of a fair trial in the US is unlikely at best. She asked Mr Howard to trust in Australian justice and bring David home to face a fair trial in Australia, and if he cannot be prosecuted, to release him. It really is that simple.
On Wednesday in front of the hundreds of Australians attending the 2006 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, Irene Khan launched an international action calling on Prime Minister Howard to bring David Hicks home to face justice.