Haneef case: Oz police needs UK’’s consent to make their submissions public

August 4th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug.4 (ANI): The Australian Federal Police has said that without the consent of the British authorities, it would be impossible for them to make public their submissions on investigations related to the bungled terrorism case against Dr. Mohamed Haneef.
AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty was quoted by The Australian as saying that the problem is the material that we”ve provided to Mr (Judge) Clarke, a good proportion of it, belongs to the United Kingdom authorities and we don”t have consent to release that. I don”t have consent to release that, the organisation doesn”t have consent to release it, nor does Mr Clarke.
“It’’s nothing to do with the AFP refusing to co-operate with the inquiry,” he added
The AFP had tried to draft a redacted submission that could be released publicly.
Commissioner Keelty also said there was no disagreement with Attorney-General Robert McClelland on the issue.
“The AFP would be far better off if we could publicly put our submission out into both the community and the media, but we can”t and it’’s not within our control to do that or make that decision,” he said
Dr.Haneef, 28, was arrested in July last year and charged with supporting a terrorist group, but was later released and the case collapsed. (ANI)

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