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Indian held in terror case is freed

From Times Wire Reports

An Indian doctor was set free after Australia’s chief prosecutor said a charge linking him to attempted bombings in Britain was a mistake.

Mohammed Haneef, 27, was released from jail in Brisbane more than three weeks after his arrest. He had been accused of recklessly providing support to a terrorist group and could have faced up to 15 years in prison.

The charge alleged that he gave his cellphone SIM card to a cousin a year ago as he left Britain to join a hospital in Australia. That cousin, Sabeel Ahmed, 26, has been charged in Britain with withholding information that could prevent a terrorist act.


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