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Haneef to return to Australia

Haneef to return to Australia

Wrongly-accused terror suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef is set to return to Australia next month to attend a mediation session as part of his defamation and wrongful detention suit against the…

Wrongly-accused terror suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef is set to return to Australia next month to attend a mediation session as part of his defamation and wrongful detention suit against the Australian Government.

Haneef, who in 2007 was accused of terrorism, imprisoned for 27 days - including 12 without charge - and stripped of his working visa, will arrive in Australia in December in an attempt to secure compensation for his ordeal.

Haneef was accused of being linked to a string of failed terrorists attacks in London and Glasgow in 2007, but was cleared of any involvement.

Earlier this year, Haneef launched legal action against the then immigration minister, Kevin Andrews, and the Commonwealth.

For the past few years, Haneef has been working as a doctor in the United Arab Emirates, but according to a report in The Australian today (22 November), he would ideally like to settle permanently in Australia, depending on how he, his wife and young daughter are accepted in to the community.

The mediation sessions will be run by Tony Fitzgerald QC.

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