I am a student who has become aware of an injustice done to a fellow Australian citizen. David Hicks, now 27 years of age, loved to travel. In 2001, David studied at an Islamic College and travelled through Kashmir before going to Afghanistan. Shortly afterwards, David was captured. The media have branded David a traitor and a terrorist, but his only standing conviction is for driving without a licence. Since December 2001, David has had just one contact with his family, that was a letter through The Red Cross. The conditions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are severely inhumane. Most of the detainees have no rights, they have not even been told the charges they are facing. A petition seeking habeas corpus was declined in a District Court in July, 2002. I intend to try and help the Hicks Family as best i can, you can too. thank you for taking to time to read my petition. I will endeavour to forward this petition to the appropiate authorities.