The case of Dr. Mohammed Haneef shows the draconian and anti-democratic nature of the Howard government’s ‘anti-terror’ laws. In early July Haneef was stopped at Brisbane airport as he tried to board a plane to India. He was held by the Federal Police for 12 days without charge. Advertisements
On a day of political turmoil for the Victorian Labor government yesterday over 400 people attended a rally on a cold winters night outside Safeway supermarket at Smith Street, Collingwood calling for State government funding for a cultural centre, sobering-up facility and 24-hour indigenous run bus.
In addition to the two Melbourne men who have been arrested, a Sydney man was extradited to Melbourne yesterday to face court over alleged links to the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers. Arumugam Rajeevan has also been charged with being a member of, and supplying money and assets to, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.