24 Dec 2008

Falsely accused doctor seeks recompense

1:54 pm on 24 December 2008

An Indian-born doctor deported from Australia after being wrongly accused of having terrorist links says he wants compensation for false imprisonment and defamation.

The ABC reports an independent inquiry found no evidence to link Dr Mohammed Haneef to the attempted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow which led to his arrest in July 2007.

The Gold Coast doctor was held for 11 days in connection with the bomb plots.

Doctor Haneef says he wants an apology for the way he was treated.