Australians in Guantanamo Bay: A chronology of the detention of Mamdouh Habib and David Hicks

Terrorism and mass media War on Terrorism (2001-) Terrorism International relations Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Australia

In the months and years following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the United States, a number of people suspected of involvement with terrorist organisations or their activities were apprehended in various countries around the world. Many of these people were, and in some cases still are, detained by the United States at the US military facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Two Australian citizens, Mamdouh Habib and David Hicks, were both transferred to US custody following their apprehension in Pakistan in October 2001 and in Afghanistan in December 2001, respectively.

This Chronology is issued electronically. It will be kept up-to-date online. The date of the latest update is noted clearly above.

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