Doctor Haneef and his wife during happier days in Australia
An Indian doctor jailed in Australia last year in a bungled terrorism case has officially been cleared.
The police said there was insufficient evidence to institute proceedings against the doctor, Mohamed Haneef, who was deported after the collapse of the case alleging his involvement in failed terrorist attacks in London and Scotland…
Haneef’s attorney, Rod Hodgson, said his 28-year-old client, who now works in the United Arab Emirates, was “delighted” by the news, but wanted an apology from the government and compensation. He declined to specify how much Haneef was seeking.
Haneef had been working as a well-regarded doctor at a hospital in Queensland state in Australia when he was arrested in Brisbane as he boarded a flight to India in July 2007…
Haneef was held for 12 days under antiterror laws before the police charged him with providing support for a terrorist group by allegedly giving a mobile phone SIM card to Sabeel Ahmed. The charge was dropped two weeks later.
What is it about coppers and prosecutors – in every country – that they would rather screw over an innocent man’s life than admit they were wrong? Idiots!