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Australian police probe Gitmo detainee book deal

Australian police said Sunday that they are considering whether the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to plead guilty to a terrorism offense should be sued for any profits he makes from his autobiography.David Hicks, a 35-year-old ex-kangaroo skinner and Outback cowboy, was held in U.S. custody at the military detention center in Cuba for more than five years before striking a plea deal in 2007 that returned him home to Australia to serve a nine-month prison sentence.Under Australian law, criminals can be sued for money that a federal court determines is proceeds from their crimes, including indirect profits from book and movie deals.It is unclear whether the law applies to Hicks, since be pleaded guilty before a U.S. military commission, part of a justice system that has been widely criticized by lawyers and governments as unfair.In his book "Guantanamo: My Journey," which was released in Australia on Saturday, Hicks wrote that he only admitted to a charge of providing material support to...

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