Haneef case: Aussie judge raises doubts
The judge questions the decision to revoke his visa, report David McMahon and Nilova R Choudhury.india Updated: Jul 19, 2007 03:06 IST
Serious concerns over the detention of Dr Mohammed Haneef, arrested in Brisbane following the failed terrorists attacks in Britain, continued to be expressed on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging Australia to extend all facilities to Haneef, and an Australian judge questioning the decision to revoke his visa. Singh said, "They (Australia) ought to extend all facilities within the law and the rights he (Haneef) is entitled to."
Australia's immigration department had said that Haneef's visa was cancelled because he failed to pass a 'character test'. "I wouldn't pass the character test on your statement because I've been associated with people suspected of criminal conduct," Justice Jeffrey Spender told the immigration department's counsel.