Wikinews Shorts: March 31, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, March 31, 2007.

Hicks to serve 9 months in Australia

Full report: First Guantánamo Bay prisoner sentenced

Recreation yard at Guantánamo
Recreation yard at Guantánamo

David Hicks of Australia has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment following his guilty plea. However, all but 9 months of that sentence has been suspended per the military judge. Hicks has already spent 5 years at Guantánamo. The United States will send him home by May 29. Hicks is first person convicted at Guantánamo since detainees began arriving in 2001.

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