Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has filed for an injunction to delay his military trial currently scheduled to start March 20. Maj. Michael Mori, Hicks' Pentagon-appointed lawyer, said Saturday that Hicks' defense team asked the US District Court in Washington last week to order the suspension of Hicks' military commission, even though he admitted the bid will likely be unsuccessful.
The injunction bid was made in parallel with an appeal by other Guantanamo inmates to the US Supreme Court, asking for the right to challenge their detention in US courts.
US military prosecutors have charged Hicks with providing material support to terrorists. He is expected to plead not guilty.