Glasgow bombers – AFP admit Haneef SIM card evidence wrong

THE Australian Federal Police have
admitted that crucial evidence against Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef
– that his mobile phone SIM card was found at the scene of a British
car bombing – is wrong.

It had not been confirmed the SIM card was found at the scene of
the Glasgow Airport attack, as prosecutors alleged during the terror
suspect's bail hearing last weekend, federal police sources have told
Fairfax newspapers.

The revelation has cast fresh doubts over police handling of the Haneef case.

Criticism
has come from Peter Faris QC, who has backed the government's new
anti-terror laws, and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie, who has
expressed concern.

The SIM card, the smart card in mobile
phones, was found in the possession of one of Dr Haneef's cousins,
Sabeel Ahmed, in Liverpool, hundreds of kilometres away from the failed
Glasgow bombing.

No official attempt has been made to correct
the public record, despite police sources telling Fairfax newspapers they had been
aware of the error for some time.

Asked why Dr Haneef would
have provided his SIM card if he knew it was to be used for the
purposes of terrorism, prosecutor Clive Porritt, from the Office of the
commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), told the court it
had been intended that the SIM card would be destroyed in the planned
explosion when the Jeep was rammed into the Glasgow airport doors.

A spokeswoman for the DPP said: “It is not appropriate for us to comment on matters before the court.”

(source)

What's the betting this is not reported in the UK at all, with the UK media still referring to the Australian connection to continue to promote the politics of fear.

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