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March 30th, 2019 by admin

Mori won’t be charged: Davis

The US chief military prosector has denied reports he is moving to charge David Hicks’ defence lawyer, Major Michael Mori, for being outspoken.

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Colonel Morris Davis says he would be "dumbfounded" if the Australian terror suspect's lawyer was court-martialled for his comments.

Col Davis said he had no power to charge him for contemptuous comments made against US President George W Bush, the US Secretary of Defence or Congress.

The prosecutor also said he was not aware of any moves by US officials with that power to bring charges against Maj Mori.

There were fears that if he was court-martialled it would delay Hicks' long-awaited military commission trial.

"I'm not aware of anybody, anywhere that has any intention of charging Maj Mori with anything," Col Davis said.

Col Davis created headlines on the weekend when he suggested Maj Mori may have breached Article 88 of the US Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Article 88 prohibits military officers from using "contemptuous words" against the president, vice president, US secretary of defence or Congress.

Maj Mori, during numerous trips to Australia and in interviews in the US, has been a staunch critic of the military commission system to prosecute Hicks and other Guantanamo Bay inmates.

Mori has gone ‘too far’

Col Davis stood by his allegation that Maj Mori had gone "too far" in his campaign to free Hicks, including attending rallies dressed in US military uniform.

"I certainly wouldn't permit that from my folks," Col Davis said.

"But, he's not one of my folks."

Asked if he believed Maj Mori should be court-martialled for breaching Article 88 of the UCMJ, Col Davis said "it's not my decision".

"He's not in my chain of command," Col Davis continued.

"I have no authority over him.

"I'm in the Air Force, he's in the Marine Corps.

"I'm not responsible for Major Mori."

Col Davis said the origin of Article 88 can be traced back more than 200 years to the British Articles of War of 1769.

He said it was extremely rare for a military officer to be prosecuted for an alleged Article 88 violation.

"You can count the number of court martials for Article 88 violations on one hand," Col Davis said.

"They are very uncommon.

"I would be absolutely dumbfounded if this kind of thing rose to that level."

Adelaide-born Hicks, 31, was charged last Thursday with providing material support for terrorism.

It is expected he will make his first appearance before the military commission at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in late March.

Hicks has been in US custody for more than five years after being picked up on the Afghanistan battlefield in December, 2001.

It is alleged Hicks trained and fought with al-Qaeda against US and coalition troops in Afghanistan.