Australia has been crying wolfed for a long time. The corporate government of Australia has been muddling around with other countries for a long time and thereby creating foreign enemies. Luckily, nothing much happened inside Australia despite the fact that Australia has been wasting 55 million dollars a day for war and hate! Islam and Arab bashings are the most popular sports in the town. In the midst of all of the above we must examine the following for the sake of objectivity and fairness.
Initially we were told:
1. A Scotland Yard Official will inter view Dr. Mohamed Haneef and
2. UK government will extradite Dr. Mohamed Haneef.
So, we would like to know, what was the outcome of the Scotland Yard Official’s interview with the doctor? Why the hell the UK government did not want to extradite Dr. Mohamed Haneef?
The racist and fascist Howard government is infamous for inciting racism, sectarianism, prejudice and bigotry. They have engineered the “truth over board affairs”, doctored photographs and many more dirty things to win elections earlier. I won’t be surprise if he is repeating his old tricks! Attorney General Philip Ruddock and Legs are Open for Business motivates us to examine further instead of trusting them blindly.
Mohamed Haneef 'was told to flee in webchat'
By David Crawshaw
July 31, 2007 07:53pm
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AN online chatroom conversation between Mohamed Haneef and his brother after the failed UK bomb plot was behind Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews' decision to cancel the doctor's visa..
Under pressure to explain why he would not reinstate Dr Haneef's visa after the dropping of a charge against the former terror suspect, the minister today made public previously unreleased material to justify his stance.
But he stopped short of publishing all the police information, after Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty warned it could jeopardise ongoing investigations.
Mr Andrews released advice from Solicitor-General David Bennett, QC, who found the minister had reason to suspect the Indian doctor had associated with criminals and thus had grounds to cancel his visa on July 16.
The visa was revoked hours after Dr Haneef was granted bail by a Brisbane court on a charge of recklessly supporting a terrorist organisation.
Mr Andrews said the AFP had told him before making his visa decision that police suspected the internet conversation may be evidence Dr Haneef had prior knowledge of the UK bomb plot.
He said Dr Haneef appeared to have used the birth of his daughter in India as a "false pretext" to urgently get out of Australia on July 2, the day the Gold Coast hospital registrar was arrested at Brisbane airport in connection with the failed UK bomb plot.
"Importantly, there was ... a chat room conversation with Dr Haneef's brother in India on the afternoon before his attempted hasty departure from Australia," Mr Andrews said, citing a record of the second police interview with Dr Haneef.
"In it, the brother of Haneef, Shoaib, says `nothing has been found out about you' and asked when Dr Haneef would be getting out, to which Haneef replied `today'.
"The brother asked whether he had permission to take leave and what he told the hospital.
"Dr Haneef said he told them his baby was born in an emergency caesarean. The brother told him to `tell them that you have to leave) as you have a daughter born, do not tell them anything else'.
"The brother then said not to delay his departure and not to let anyone else use his number in Australia, nor to give it to anyone.
"The brother added that `auntie' told him that brother Kafeel used it in some sort of project over there," Mr Andrews said, in a reference to UK bombing accused Kafeel Ahmed.
Mr Andrews said Dr Haneef had not applied for leave until after receiving two phone calls, including one from India in which he was told there was an issue with the SIM card he had lent to his cousin Sabeel Ahmed, arrested in connection with the plot to bomb Park Lane in London and Glasgow airport.
"The whole circumstances surrounding Haneef's attempted hasty departure from Australia, including chatroom conversations, when viewed against his clear prior association with the Ahmed brothers, led me to form a reasonable suspicion as required by the migration legislation," Mr Andrews said.
Dr Haneef's lawyer Peter Russo ridiculed the Government's latest move.
He said the information had been available to the Director of Public Prosecutions long before the case collapsed.
"(Mr Andrews) has led the Australian public to believe that this is the secret information. It is hardly secret information if it was put to my client in the second record of interview," Mr Russo told Southern Cross Broadcasting from India.
"And therefore, the Director of Public Prosecutions would have had access to that when they were making their judgment call (to drop the case).
"It is more smoke and mirrors from the minister."
Mr Russo called on the Government to "stop their campaign of innuendo and slander" against his client.
The Government has ruled out apologising to Dr Haneef for his treatment.
The release of the information today should take pressure off Mr Andrews, who has faced a torrid few weeks after the bungled prosecution and accusations he has politicised the case.
Although he claims to have been victimised by Australian authorities during his four weeks behind bars, Dr Haneef, now at home in India, has said he would like to return to Australia.