Here’s a guy who lived with the Glasgow bombers and shared their ideology. Haneef gave his mobile phone SIM card to his cousin Sabeel Ahmed.Â Ahmed’s brother, Kafeel, drove a car into Glasgow airport in June in an apparent suicide attack. He later died of his injuries. Haneef was investigated and found undesirable.Â More than 10$ million dollars of taxpayers money has been wasted on unnecessary inquiries and investigations. Now Haneef wants to cash in, big time. And his chances are good: a dhimmi Labor government in power and any amount of shysters to advance his cause. “Justice” for Muslims means fleecing the infidels. If Australians don’t get their act together, we’ll see more of the same:
The Australian government should pay dearly for the injustices suffered by cleared terror suspect Mohamed Haneef, his lawyer says.
The Indian-born doctor will return to Australia next month for compensation talks stemming from his wrongful detention by Australian Federal Police (AFP) in July 2007.
His lawyers are refusing to reveal the level of compensation sought but say it will be “a significant amount of money”.
Dr Haneef was held in custody for 12 days in 2007 before being charged with recklessly giving support to a terrorist organisation when his mobile phone SIM card was linked to an attack in Britain the same year.
The charges were later dropped as prosecutors admitted bungling the case, and an independent inquiry has cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Dr Haneef, who was working at the Gold Coast Hospital when he was arrested, is seeking damages including for lost earnings, the damage to his reputation and the emotional stress he endured.
He is due to return to Australia with his wife and child ahead of two days of mediation talks with the federal government in Brisbane on December 20 and 21.
Rod Hodgson, of the legal firm Maurice Blackburn, on Monday said he expected the compensation bid would be settled out of court.
“Dr Haneef has suffered a terrible injustice,” he said.
“We are confident that this government does want to engage in a process to rule a line under this terrible event that is undoubtedly a stain on Australia’s reputation.
“I’m confident that this government does want to do something about redressing that problem.”
He said if the talks failed to resolve the issue, the matter would proceed to court.
“The internal workings of a number of organisations would be the subject of very close scrutiny if this matter went to court, not just the administrative workings, but also at a political level as well,” he said.
“The AFP has already been embarrassed.”
Mr Hodgson urged the government to agree to a fair compensation package, saying at least $8 million of taxpayers’ money had already been wasted pursuing Dr Haneef.
Dr Haneef and his family are yet to obtain visas to return for the hearings, the first time he’ll set foot back in Australia since he left in mid-2007.
Despite his experiences, Mr Hodgson said, the family may return to Australia for good.
“He’s indicated that he loved Australia … and one day he may well return to Australia permanently,” Mr Hodgson said.
Dr Haneef has been working as a doctor in the United Arab Emirates for the past 18 months.
The mediation will be chaired by former judge Tony Fitzgerald QC.