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Former Guantanamo captive David Hicks cleared by US

THE United States has agreed that former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer has said.

Mr Hicks pleaded guilty in 2007 to providing "material support for terrorism" but his legal team claimed that he did so under duress and filed an appeal last year.

Mr Hicks's lawyer was confident his name was set to be cleared after the change of position by the US government.

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Mr Hicks had appealed against his 2007 conviction for providing material support for terrorism.

Lawyer Stephen Kenny said they had been told the government did not dispute his innocence and also admitted that his conviction was not correct.

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