Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen against whom charges of allegedly being involved in terrorism in Australia and subsequently released said these allegations have nearly ruined his future and that he has returned to Sri Lanka to carry on with his life.
Nizamdeen was addressing the Media on his arrival in Sri Lanka.
He had had no contact with the outside world for six days after charges were initially instituted against him which was a violation of basic human and fundamental rights, he added, noting however that he was happy that all charges against him were dropped on 19 October.
“The ordeal has left me shattered and all I can think of right now is how to raise my voice and stand in support of other victims of injustice who stand wrongfully accused by any system,” said Nizamdeen.
Nizamdeen has been in Australia on a student visa completing his post-graduate studies. He had no criminal history and his family and supporters had maintained his innocence. He thanked President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for their support and assistance in this matter.
Nizamdeen appealed to the Sri Lankan public and the Media to assist him to pick up the pieces of his life and help him to move forward with his life. Upon his arrival he held a press conference today (7) to speak of the events that occurred to him in Australia.
Officers from the New South Wales (NSW) Joint Counter-Terrorism Team (JCTT) arrested Nizamdeen, on 25 August alleging him of writing in a notebook, found on-campus at the University of NSW, about a plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his former Deputy Julie Bishop.
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