Nizamdeen was not released because he was proven innocent. He was released because the system could not prove him guilty. This is the logic of how counter-terrorism policing and the law works against Muslims and people of colour who are policed as suspect communities.
Nizamdeen was charged with making a document connected to the preparation of a terrorist act. The sole piece of evidence was a notebook found in his workplace desk at the University of New South Wales. Despite denying the handwriting in the notebook was his, and the fact Nizamdeen had not used the office space for a month, he was arrested, deprived of access to a lawyer for six days and denied communication with his family for a month.
He was also classified as an “AA extreme high risk restricted” inmate, the highest classification under NSW’s corrective services system.
Mick Sheehy, NSW police’s detective acting superintendent, told the media that Nizamdeen had “affiliated” with ISIS, but less than two months later, the charges were dropped.
Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen has called the AFP investigation ‘irresponsible’ and ‘biased’. LinkedIn
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Will the same be said of Banking and the Finance Sector? Will anybody be Charged? Neoliberalism is intent on destroying any rights people have to associate and unionise. Their purpose and ideal is to govern over a total disassociated society of individuals without any voice or means of dissent.(ODT)
The national building regulator needed to be “publicly exposed” for wasting taxpayer money after it made an “outrageous” decision to take legal action against two construction union officials for having a cup of tea, the Federal Court has found.
Federal Court Justice Tony North said the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) had wasted money taking legal action against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union officials.
“I hold the clear view that this is a case where the ABCC should be publicly exposed as having wasted public money without a proper basis for doing so, in my view,” he said.