Aussies Drop Terror Charge Against Doc

"No prospect of conviction' for man who loaned out SIM card
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 27, 2007 4:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Australian government today dropped a terrorism charge against an Indian doctor who had been linked to a series of attempted car bomb attacks in Britain. The top prosecutor said the charges against Mohammed Haneef, 27, had been withdrawn because there "was no reasonable prospect of conviction." 

Haneef  had been accused of giving his mobile phone SIM card to a second cousin, presumably for use in the bomb plot. The relative was one of two brothers who crashed their SUV into the Glasgow airport in a failed terror attack earlier this month. Haneef remains in custody; it was unclear if he would be released or deported. (Read more British terror attacks stories.)

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