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London, Jan 7: Convicted Pakistani pace bowler Muhammad Asif has filed an appeal against his International Cricket Council (ICC) ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The ICC has banned Asif from participating in all forms of the game for seven years for his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing scam during the 2010 Lord”s Test against England. Asif was also handed over one- year prison sentence by London’s Southwark Crown Court over the scandal.
He is currently lodged at Her Majesty’s Canterbury prison, a category C jail, which specialises in housing foreign criminals convicted in Britain.
Asif’s counsel, SJS Solicitors Principal Savita Sukul confirmed to the News that her firm has submitted the formal appeal against the ICC seven-year ban.
“the appeal filed in the CAS against the ICC ban is founded upon multiple grounds that include the argument that the ICC Disciplinary Tribunal breached its own procedures, and in other ways infringed fundamental human rights to which Muhammad Asif is entitled,” the paper quoted an SJS spokesperson, as saying.
“in such a situation the ICC ban is not only flawed, it could also be unlawful,” he added.
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DIAC has released a new fact sheet relating to the Character Requirement, Factsheet 79, which includes an additional provision; that a person will not pass the character test where:
- they have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention,during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where a person escaped from immigration detention, or if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention
DIAC also advises that with regard to the conduct of people in immigration detention:
A person will not pass the character test if they receive a conviction of any kind, regardless of whether a prison sentence has been imposed while:
- in immigration detention
- during an escape from immigration detention
- during a period where a person had escaped from immigration detention
- if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention.
I think the current government is making a total mess of the asylum seeker issue; politically and personally, as did the government before it. I think the mandatory detention of innocent people in prison-like complexes is a human rights contravention; and I’m a vocal supporter of asylum seekers’ rights to be treated humanely, fairly and with compassion.
But as a taxpayer, I am completely in support of reasonable deterrents being introduced to stop anyone, regardless of their citizenship status or any underlying drivers, vandalising, defacing or destroying public facilities that have been built as a result of my, and my fellow taxpayers’, hard work. I don’t work 60-70 hour weeks to have my tax payments wasted and to see my contribution to Australia’s economy going up in flames.
I support the government on this move and wish it would show the same interest in deterring vandalism and destruction of other public facilities such as schools, prisons and public housing. but being tough with Australians would involve alienating voters, so I won’t hold my breath!
What do you think? Should the Government be as tough on home-grown vandals as it is on destructive asylum-seekers?