Aussies Angry Over Doc Detention in Bomb Plot

Bailed out, picked up by immigration officials
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2007 5:07 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The re-detention of a doctor held in Australia in connection with the Britain terror plot has prompted charges that  the government is interfering in the judicial process. Mohamed Haneef  was released on bail but his visa was immediately revoked and he was sent to an immigration detention center, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

He had been charged with loaning a SIM telephone card to a suspect in the British car bombings. An immigration minister peppered with questions by reporters declared that Haneef had failed "the character test." An Australian bar association official said the minister was "usurping the role of the court."