Sydney: Indian-origin doctor Mohamed Haneef, wrongly accused of being involved in terrorism, will receive a "substantial" and confidential payout from the Australian government, a media report said on Tuesday.
Haneef returned to Australia last week to seek compensation, after he was wrongfully held in prison in July 2007.
The compensation claim, described by his lawyers as "unique in Australian legal history", sought damages for lost earnings, the interruption to his medical career, damage to his reputation and emotional stress, AAP news agency reported.
Haneef was taken into custody and charged with giving support to a terrorist organisation when his mobile phone SIM card was linked to an attack in Britain in 2007....more
03:52 PM, Dec 21, 2010