Script Completed – Written By Larry Buttrose
A true story, based on the book Guantanamo, My Journey, by David Hicks.
David Hicks’ life changed forever after the September 11 attacks in 2001 whilst he was in Pakistan. He became the first Australian and the second ever inmate in the infamous US military camp, Guantanamo Bay. He was tortured and spent five and a half years in Guantanamo Bay, without ever being charged. But what did he really do?
Was he a terrorist? A traitor? A fool? Or was he just a human being who made some poor choices.
For 5 years, his father Terry, his Australian Lawyer Stephen Kenny and US Attorney Dan Mori struggled against the US legal system and the Australian government to free David. In 2006 desperate to come home, David signed the now outlawed “Alford Plea.”
In July 2012, the Australian Government, via the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), dropped all charges. In 2015, the US Courts quashed the single conviction. In February 2016, the UN announced the Australian Government had breached the human rights of David Hicks, by detaining him in Gauntanamo.
“INMATE 002” is a story that needs to be told.