Haneef case descends into farce

From the family album … in one of the first photographs released to the media by the Haneef family, Mohamed Haneef and his wife, Firdous Arshiya, pose at Surfers Paradise during a beach holiday earlier this year. (SMH) By Craig Skehan in Canberra, Julia May in London and Amrit Dhillon […]

Haneef: India’s hypocrisy

By Barkha Dutt 0 UR SCHIZOPHRENIA as a people is astounding. Right now we are consumed with selfrighteous indignation over how Mohammed Haneef, an Indian citizen and an initial suspect in the Glasgow bomb blast, is being treat- ed by the Australians. In his humiliation, we see a sinister attack […]

Analysis: Australia terror laws under scrutiny

By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney Queensland’s Gold Coast has twice this year been the unlikely setting for stories that have reverberated around the globe. The first came in late February, when Dr Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, suggested to a Gold Coast business summit […]

Australia reassures India over detained doctor

Canberra, Reuters: By Australia moved today to calm Indian concerns over the detention of an Indian doctor on terror charges as the case against him hit a new problem. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said he had spoken to his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, by phone to update him on the […]

Keelty defends handling of Haneef case

COMMISSIONER Mick Keelty has defended the Australian Federal Police (AFP) against allegations of incompetence following apparent flaws in the prosecution case against Mohamed Haneef. Mr Keelty late today urged lawyers and the media to stop commenting on the case against the Indian doctor charged with recklessly providing support to a […]