Haneef may seek compensation: Lawyer

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Sydney, Mar 16: Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, who was falsely implicated in a failed UK terror plot, might seek ompensation from the Australian government, his lawyer Peter Russo said. Mr Russo yesterday said a law firm with expertise in compensation bids had been appointed to investigate seeking restitution for Dr Haneef over his treatment by authorities last year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Dr Haneef was employed as a registrar at the Gold Coast Hospital when he was arrested in July last year at the Brisbane Airport after his mobile phone SIM card was linked to car bomb plot in London and Glasgow. He was held for 12 days before being charged with recklessly giving support to a terrorist organisation. The Federal Government last week appointed former NSW Supreme Court judge John Clarke, to head the inquiry into the bungled terrorism case and to report by September 30. Former immigration minister Kevin Andrews has agreed to co-operate with the inquiry.


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