Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef should be treated like a "good guy" if he is found not guilty of supporting terrorism, an Australian minister said.
"If he's a good guy who has done nothing wrong, I suppose, he should be treated like other good guys who've done nothing wrong," Health Minister Tony Abbott was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.
"But whether he is a good guy who has done nothing wrong is the sort of thing that Kevin Andrews, quite rightly, will be seeking expert advice on."
Abbott's comments coincided with remarks today by Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, who stood by his decision to revoke Haneef's visa.
Andrews said nothing was revealed to him in the last 24 or 48 hours that would lead him to believe that the information provided by the police which he used as a basis for revoking the visa was inappropriate or incorrect.