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Haneefs Oz lawyers honoured for their extraordinary pursuit of justice


February 14th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef lawyers, who helped after he was wrongfully held on terror charges in Australia, have been honoured for their extraordinary pursuit of justice.Barrister ... Read more...

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Oz Govt. admits inadequate evidence to declare Haneefs guilty


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): The Australian Government has admitted that mistakes were made at the highest level in Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneefs case, adding that no action will be taken ... Read more...

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Wrongly implicated Haneef awaits results of inquiry against Oz authorities.


December 21st, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly implicated by the Australian Federal Police, is eagerly awaiting the results of an inquiry into his handling by Australian ... Read more...

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‘Haneef’s plight underlines need for public scrutiny of terror laws’


September 22nd, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) A public forum held here Monday on Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef's botched terrorism case has been told that robust public scrutiny is the key to ensuring Australia's terrorism ... Read more...

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Haneefs lawyer says compensation claims will be pursued


August 30th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.30 (ANI): A lawyer representing Mohamad Haneef, the Indian doctor charged with terror-related offences in Brisbane last year, has said that compensation claims against the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will ... Read more...

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Lawyers fail to get coercive powers in Haneef inquiry (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 30th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 30 (IANS) The much awaited judicial inquiry into the failed terrorism case against Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef heard fresh calls Wednesday for coercive powers to investigate the circumstances ... Read more...

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No coercive powers for Haneef’s lawyers during inquiry


April 30th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 30 (IANS) The much awaited judicial inquiry into the failed terrorism case against Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef heard fresh calls Wednesday for coercive powers to investigate the circumstances ... Read more...

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Judicial enquiry into Haneef’s saga begins Wednesday (Lead)


April 29th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 29 (IANS) As the judicial enquiry into the handling of the bungled case against Indian doctor Muhammed Haneef begins Wednesday, his lawyers doubt whether there would be "full ... Read more...

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Dr Haneef inquiry needs powers to compel witnesses to testify, says Indian docs lawyer


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:49 am ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 3 (ANI): Indian doctor Dr Mohamed Haneefs lawyer has said the government inquiry into the case needed the coercive powers to compel witnesses to testify, or it would become ... Read more...

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Dr Haneef hires law firm to draw compensation from Oz govt for job loss


March 15th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 15 (ANI): Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef is learnt to have hired a law firm specialised in compensation bids to get due monetary compensation from the Australian government for the ... Read more...

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Haneef asks Oz media to call him doctor


January 22nd, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly implicated by the Howard Government, has said that he is tired of being referred to as a "former terror suspect", ... Read more...

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Haneefs lawyers ensured turn in the wheels of Australian justice


January 19th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan.19 (ANI): In the case of Dr Haneef, who was caring for oncology patients at Brisbanes Gold Coast Hospital when he was arrested on a terrorism charge in July last year, ... Read more...

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Dr Haneefs lawyers named The Weekend Australian’s Australians of the Year!


January 19th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
Sydney, Jan 19 (ANI): Its a tale of two lawyers who were like any other legal professionals till July last year, but suddenly rose to fame after they decided to defend Indian ... Read more...

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Haneef lawyer tells Oz police to get its act together


January 8th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan.8 (ANI): Peter Russo, the lawyer representing former terror suspect Dr. Mohamed Haneef has called on the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to "get their act together" so that his client can ... Read more...

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Haneef confident of receiving compensation from Australian Government


January 7th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan.7 (ANI): Former Indian-born terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef believes that the Australian Government headed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd might compensate him to "build bridges" following his arrest ordeal last year. Looking ... Read more...

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Haneef wants to return to Oz to attend judicial inquiry, work: Lawyer


January 4th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Lawyer for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef has said that his client wants to return to Australia to attend a full judicial inquiry into his case. Peter Russo said ... Read more...

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Haneef says he needs Oz reassurance about his and family’s safety


December 24th, 2007 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.24 (ANI): Bangalore-based doctor and former terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef says he needs a reassurance from Australian authorities that he and his family would be safe in Australia before he can ... Read more...

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Queensland Health will be happy to have “competent” Dr Haneef back


December 22nd, 2007 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): His colleagues at Queenslands Gold Coast Hospital considered Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef a competent young doctor and now his former employer says it would be happy to ... Read more...

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Haneef wants to return to Australia to finish his medical training


December 21st, 2007 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef wants to return to finish his medical training in Australia, but he is also concerned about his wife's wishes. Haneefs lawyer Peter Russo said, ... Read more...

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Haneef wins court battle to return and work in Australia


December 21st, 2007 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef has won his latest court battle to return and work in Australia. The full bench of the Federal Court, sitting in Melbourne, today dismissed ... Read more...

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Haneef may seek compensation from Oz Govt: Lawyers


December 21st, 2007 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Lawyers for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef have said that he is likely to seek compensation from the Australian Government for falsely charging him under terror laws, after ... Read more...

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New Oz Government favours broader probe of Haneef case


December 1st, 2007 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.1 (ANI): Incoming Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland has signalled a broader investigation of the Haneef affair. While Labor was in opposition it promised a judicial inquiry into the affair, but McClelland yesterday ... Read more...

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Haneefs lawyer to lead rally against Oz Government


November 16th, 2007 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): Peter Russo, lawyer for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, will lead a rally against the Howard Government in Brisbane on Saturday. The community rally, at Queens Park in Brisbane's ... Read more...

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Haneefs lawyers to provide fresh evidence


November 15th, 2007 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): Lawyers for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef are hoping to present fresh evidence after the Howard Government launched its appeal against a Federal Court decision to reinstate Haneefs ... Read more...

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Haneef’s lawyer surprised by Oz police chief’s comment


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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Haneef should never have been charged, admits Oz prosecutor


November 14th, 2007 - 2:08 am ICT by admin
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