Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Haneef's explanation for the "nothing has been found about you"

In this report, Haneef claims that the statement "nothing has been found about you" was in reference to a BBC report. There is a report available on the BBC site dated July 1 that refers to a Liverpool arrest which may be the report Haneef is referring to.

Presumably Haneef's explanation is backed up by the record of the 2nd interview, otherwise he could be easily contradicted. It seems hard to believe that this could be a "just so" explanation since it is highly unlikely Dr Haneef had access to a web terminal to look up the corroborating BBC article in the time between being asked the question and offering an answer to the question - he was in detention, after all.


Anonymous The Other One said...

Now Keelty, head of the Australian Federal Police, is blustering about how the investigation against Haneef "could take years" and "We've had four weeks, so far, of an investigation spanning three continents, with enough information to fill 36,000 four-drawer filing cabinets for us to examine. We will take all the time we need to thoroughly investigate every lead and piece of evidence."

If 36000 four-drawer filing cabinets full of information about Haneef isn't enough to charge him with something and make the charges stick sufficient for him to be denied bail, it's clearly an example of a gross waste of money.

If Haneef is a terrorist, then charge him. Otherwise, leave the poor guy alone. What innocent man wants to have the police investigating him for up to 2 years just so the Howard Coalition government can keep face? OK, I lie, the investigation will continue only until election day.

It's still a travesty, and it's disappointing to see Keelty clearly acting like a sock puppet.

4 August 2007 at 21:06  
Blogger Jon Seymour said...

All good points.

Keelty has produced some gems in the last fews days.

Like this one:

"I accept that to the point we have to remember that presumably Peter Russo's relationship with Dr Haneef only commenced in the very recent past," Mr Keelty said.

"It would be more preferable if Mr Russo said to his knowledge in the four weeks that he has had any relationship with Dr Haneef he has no knowledge of his alleged links to al-Qaeda.

"Nor do we in the AFP, but to be definitive is a big call.''

True, I don't have any knowledge that a certain Minister of the Crown has associations with a ring of pedophiles, but to be definitive is a big call.

This is witch burning, pure and simple.

5 August 2007 at 00:43  

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