Supplements
                Unsigned Heaven     Travel World     The Cheers News     Forum    



Haneef was a victim of a desperate Howard Government, says lawyer

thecheers.org    2007-12-26 09:22:01    

Melbourne, Dec.26 : An Australian Muslim lawyer, who is also a lecturer in politics at Monash University, one of Australia's largest and most prestigious law schools, has suggested that Bangalore-based Dr. Mohammad Haneef was the victim of a desperate John Howard Government that dug itself into a hole and proceeded to deepen it.
An Australian Muslim lawyer, who is also a lecturer in politics at Monash University, one of Australia's largest and most prestigious law schools, has suggested that Bangalore-based Dr. Mohammad Haneef was the victim of a desperate John Howard Government that dug itself into a hole and proceeded to deepen it.

In an article written for The Age, Waleed Aly, now says that thankfully the digging for further allegations against Haneef has stopped, and he believes that an appeal against the High Court's decision is unlikely.

"We can only hope that the court's last decision is the penultimate act in one of the more contemptible episodes in recent Australian political history. The final act should be a judicial inquiry," Aly says in his article.

He describes the Haneef terrorism charge incident as ridiculous, and says that the significance of the Federal Court judgement is that it has set a legal precedent and lays the foundation for a thorough rejection of former immigration minister Kevin Andrews' extraordinarily belligerent conduct during this affair.

He believes that the national security argument has collapsed and that the political cynicism of Andrews' behaviour has become clear with the leaking of e-mails between his adviser and the federal police to the media.

The key, unanimous statement emerging from the court decision was that "none of the elements cited as evidence, whether individually or together, was capable of supporting a reasonable suspicion that Dr Haneef knew of, was sympathetic to, supported, or was involved in any way in criminal conduct undertaken by the Ahmeds".

That, according to Aly, is a damning conclusion. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

Click for more News about Asia-Pacific

TAGS: Asia-Pacific   

The Cheers NEWS is looking for new local reporters


more
“I want to transfer some of my salary into your account to evade income tax.”

An age-old way of evading income tax is now “creating” jobs in Singapore.

Employers has the last say in hiring decisions

Who decides who gets the job is not the Singapore government’s role

Sexual peep-a-boo advertisements
22.Jun 2008
Advertisements are gerry-mandering around Singapore’s strict censorship laws on...read

Decentralization of Singapore's office
15.Jun 2008
The island city is currently in the middle of a silent protest against office r...read

The transport divide
31.Mar 2008
The transport divide reflects income divide within Singapore....read



Some Singaporeans profiteering from foreign workers and CPF

You want to choose your religion? Ok.

A double take at Singapore's jaywalkers

Singaporeans are eating leftovers

The Straits Time report on theft in clothing retail outlets.





The Cheers magazine: About us | Contact us | The Cheers Story | Advertising
Work with The Cheers: Writers guide | Write for us | Writer application | Reporter application 
The Cheers:Terms and conditions | Privacy policy | Sponsoring | Sitemap
Sister sites: Tech Blog |  Best Auto Zine | Travel destinations by weather | Okai - critical commentary | Stock trading game | Wifi hotspots and wireless laptops | The Daily Bonk | Best Poker Zine | Business thoughts | Political commentary | Most expensive things | World News in ShortTop 10 listsPolitically incorrect blog
Listen: Online radio station
Travel World: World travel locations
Travel: Travel blogs | Travel destinations | Hotel reviews | Beer around the world
Watch: Watch series online
Trade: The Stock game | Trading competitions | Trading education
Entertainment Blogs
Entertainment blog
Copyright © 2004-2012 The Cheers magazine / Haneef was a victim of a desperate Howard Government, says lawyer





web stats