Arsalan Tariq Khawaja has apologized in court for framing Sri Lankan student Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen with false terrorism claims in 2018.
“I caused him a lot of pain. I caused his family a lot of pain. He didn’t do anything,” Arsalan, the brother of Australian cricket Usman Khawaja told a hearing at the Downing Centre District Court.
Nizamdeen had spent a month in prison for allegedly plotting the assassination of Australian politicians including the then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his notebook.
In the hearing, Arsalan conceded that he had forged entries in the notebook of colleague after being jealous of his contact with a woman friend.
The sentence hearing will continue on October, 2 2020.