Haneef case: Ex-Oz minister Andrews to be questionedOctober 14th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct.14 (ANI): Former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews will be questioned over the bungled terrorism investigation of Mohamed Haneef.
Dr Haneef, who worked at the Gold Coast Hospital, was arrested in Brisbane in July last year over suspected links to botched terror attacks in Britain.
The case became a hot political issue when Andrews revoked Haneef’’s visa just hours after a magistrate granted him bail. The case later collapsed for lack of evidence.
According to the Herald Sun, Andrews is expected to be the last high-profile player to give evidence at the inquiry tomorrow, headed by retired NSW Supreme Court judge John Clarke.
Andrews will give evidence behind closed doors and details of the interview will not be made public.
One of Dr Haneef’’s lawyers, Rod Hodgson, said he hoped Andrews would be forthcoming and truthful about his involvement in the affair.
Former attorney-general Philip Ruddock, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty and ASIO director-general Paul O”Sullivan have already fronted the inquiry, which is due to report in one month. The Rudd government set up the inquiry. (ANI)
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