Aus­tralia apol­ogy to In­dian doc­tor

The Pak Banker - - International -

SYD­NEY: Aus­tralia has made a for­mal apol­ogy to In­dian doc­tor Mohamed Ha­neef for his wrong­ful de­ten­tion in 2007 over failed ex­trem­ist attacks at air­ports in London and Glas­gow.

The move fol­lows the pay­ment of undis­closed com­pen­sa­tion to Ha­neef, who was de­tained and charged with giv­ing sup­port to a ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion af­ter his mo­bile phone SIM card was wrongly linked to the at­tempted car-bomb­ings.

"The AFP (Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice) ac­knowl­edges that it was mis­taken and that Dr. Ha­neef was in­no­cent of the of­fence of which he was sus­pected," said a state­ment on the at­tor­ney-gen­eral's web­site.

"The (govern­ment) apol­o­gises and hopes that the com­pen­sa­tion to be paid to Dr. Ha­neef will mark the end of an un­for­tu­nate chap­ter and al­low Dr. Ha­neef to move for­ward with his life and ca­reer." Ha­neef was ar­rested un­der anti-ter­ror laws as he waited to fly on a one-way ticket from Queens­land to In­dia, and was de­tained for 12 days be­fore be­ing charged. -Afp

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