Oz court to decide on Haneefs work visa on FridayDecember 19th, 2007 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): The full bench of the Federal Court in Brisbane would give its decision on Friday whether Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef can return to work in Australia or not.
A Federal court spokesman said that Chief Justice Michael Black would give his decision at 2.30 p.m. (Australian time) at the Commonwealth Law Courts Building on Friday.
In August, a Federal Court Judge overturned then Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews’ decision to cancel the Indian doctor’s 457 work visa on character grounds because of his association with alleged UK terror suspects Sabeel and Kafeel Ahmed.
However, Andrews lawyers appealed against the decision before the full bench of the Federal Court in Brisbane in November and the three-member panel of judges reserved their decision.
Dr Haneef, a registrar at the Gold Coast Hospital, was arrested and charged in July in connection with the Glasgow terror attacks and later deported by the Howard Government, despite the charges being dropped for lack of evidence.
Dr Haneef was arrested at Brisbane Airport on July 2, shortly after the failed UK terrorist plot, but a charge of providing support to terrorism was dropped later.
The charges were dropped less than two weeks later after Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions announced there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction, The Australian reported. (ANI)
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