March 2019 | Student wrongly accused of terror offences suing Fraser Anning and Mark Latham

Date: 20 March 2019

Source: ABC

A University of NSW student wrongly accused of terror offences is suing Queensland Senator Fraser Anning and One Nation's Mark Latham over tweets assuming his guilt, Hack can reveal.

Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, 25, was arrested last year after being accused of writing in a notebook about plans to kill former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his then-deputy Julie Bishop.

Mr Nizamdeen then spent four weeks in prison - some of that in solitary confinement in a supermax prison - before police dropped the charge.

His colleague Arsalan Khawaja was then accused of writing the plans in the notebook in a ploy to frame Mr Nizamdeen.

Mr Nizamdeen's arrest received widespread media and online coverage including a front page on The Daily Telegraph with the headline "posterboy for terrorism".

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning tweeted this on the day of Mr Nizamdeen's arrest: