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Judge Freezes Proceeds From Gitmo Book

SYDNEY, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Money former detainee David Hicks makes from a book about Guantanamo is proceeds of a crime, Australian prosecutors say.

The New South Wales Supreme Court ordered a freeze on the funds Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The freeze will remain in force until a final decision is made on whether the government can seize the money.

The book, “Guantanamo: My Story,” was released last year by Random House. About 30,000 copies have been sold.

Hicks, a convert to Islam, spent six years in Guantanamo before pleading guilty in front of a military tribunal to providing material support for terrorism. His lawyers say he entered the plea because he perceived it as a way of getting released from Guantanamo.

David Shoebridge, an independent member of Parliament, joined a demonstration outside the court and said the government could end up spending more trying to get Hicks’ assets than it will gain if it wins the case. He suggested Hicks is being persecuted because he criticized the government.

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