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Haneef case: Aussie judge raises doubts

The judge questions the decision to revoke his visa, report David McMahon and Nilova R Choudhury.
Hindustan Times | By David McMahon and Nilova Roy Choudhury, Melbourne/new Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2007 03:06 AM 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.

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