On July 17, 50 people heard Dr Mohamed
Haneef’s lawyer, Peter Russo, launch a guide to Australia’s
“anti-terror” legislation in Bankstown Town Hall.
Anti-Terrorism Laws: ASIO, the Police and You, is produced by
the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network (AMCRAN) and the
University of Technology, Sydney’s Community Law Centre. It is now in
its third edition.
The relentless extension of ASIO and police powers has rendered
earlier editions of the pamphlet out of date either before they were
launched or even printed.
Zachariah Matthews, from AMCRAN, said the case of Dr Haneef and
others show that the new terrorism laws are “open to abuse of power”.
“AMCRAN encourages Muslims, in particular, and all Australians to know
and assert their legal, civil and political rights”, he continued.
More information about AMCRAN is available at <http://amcran.org>
Copies of the pamphlet are available in English, Arabic, Bahasa
Indonesian and Urdu at the Sydney Resistance Centre or by email request