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AustraliaUsman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested over alleged UNSW terror hit list

02:45  04 december  2018
02:45  04 december  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

The moment Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja breaks down at training after learning his brother, 39, 'faked a terror plot to frame his love rival'

The moment Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja breaks down at training after learning his brother, 39, 'faked a terror plot to frame his love rival' Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja hung his head in his hands as tears welled in his eyes during training on Tuesday - just hours after he learned his brother had been arrested for allegedly faking a terror plot to frame his love rival. 

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja brother questioned over alleged terror plot. Arsalan Khawaja works with Mohamed Nizamdeen who was recently cleared of a plan to target former Prime Arsalan has not been arrested or charged in relation to the matter. At Arsalan ' s Westmead home his other

Arsalan Khawaja works at the university with Nizamdeen, although it’ s not clear whether he was the person who provided police with their initial The brother of a prominent Australian sportsperson may have been involved in setting up a 25-year-old Sri Lankan student over an alleged Sydney terror plot.

Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested over alleged UNSW terror hit list © Ryan Pierse/Getty Usman Khawaja. A 39-year-old man has been arrested in western Sydney as part of an investigation into a notebook outlining plans to kill senior politicians that led to the wrongful imprisonment of a UNSW employee.

NSW Police detained Arsalan Khawaja, the brother of cricket star Usman Khawaja, over the alleged terror hit list, which was found in an office in the same building as the university's library earlier this year.

Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested over alleged UNSW terror hit list © Facebook Usman pictured with his brother Arsalan. The book contained plans to kill the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, his then-deputy Julie Bishop and former speaker Bronwyn Bishop, as well as a blueprint to target train stations and Sydney landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

The ABC understands Arsalan Khawaja never intended to carry out a terror attack, but that he allegedly framed his colleague, 25-year-old Mohamed Nizamdeen, in a dispute over a woman.

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