Howard’s refusal to Apologise to Haneef…
By: Date: July 30, 2007 Categories: Uncategorized
"Australia will not be apologising to Dr Haneef," Mr Howard told reporters.
"Dr Haneef was not victimised and Australia’s international reputation has not been harmed by this ‘mis-start’ to its new anti-terrorism laws."
Hmm….’mis-start’ of this extent may not have harmed Australia’s international reputation but what about the individual’s rights? If it was a Australian under similar circumstances, would howard have demanded an apology? Yes! And Human Rights Organisations and the international media would have had a field day in lambasting our "inept-ness".
Kevin Andrews, says that he has secret information which makes him suspicious about Haneef’s involvement. How can "secret information" that may lead to a terrorist network be ignored and Haneef be released?
If Haneef is really innocent – the australian government ought to apologise for harassing a Indian Citizen. Our’s is a conservative society, and the label of a terrorist’s cousin also will stay stuck to Haneef and will always be treated as a pariah by the people.
Haneef shuold sue them for millions…

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