Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was falsely linked to the militants responsible for failed June 2007 car bombings in London and Glasgow, has launched legal action over his arrest and two-week detention without charge through his Australian lawyers.
"The proceedings have been filed on behalf of Dr Haneef simply as a safeguard to protect his legal rights with regard to the time limits which apply to the various legal actions," said Rod Hodgson, a partner at the Maurice Blackburn firm, which is handling Haneef's case.
The Brisbane Supreme Court suit also alleges defamation by the former immigration minister Kevin Andrews, who cancelled Haneef's visa on character grounds just hours after he was granted bail on a terrorism charge, forcing him to return to India.
Text: Sify News Desk
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