|FreeZaoui.org.nz is another voice in the chorus of dissent over the way the NZ Government has treated Ahmed Zaoui. Mr. Zaoui is a refugee and should be released into NZ, or at least given a fair trial.
Ahmed Zaoui is Free!
The Director of New Zealand's Security Intelligence (NZSIS) Service Warren Tucker this afternoon told the media that Ahmed Zaoui - the one and only recipient of a security risk certificate - was no longer considered by the NZSIS to be a security risk as reported in the news.
According to the media statement released by Mr Tucker:
"Mr Zaoui was clearly a risk to the security of New Zealand when he arrived here in 2002."
However according to the same statement made by Mr Tucker:
"As a result of new evidence presented by Mr Zaoui at the recent hearing held by the Inspector General about Mr Zaoui's security risk status, I have comprehensively reviewed the risk he presents to New Zealand today. I am now satisfied that in 2007 he is no longer considered to be a security risk."
New But Not Improved Immigration Act
With the unveiling of the new Immigration Bill yesterday, we finally got to see what the Clark government has learned from the Ahmed Zaoui affair : absolutely nothing.
This supposedly centre left government has taken the worst features of its shabby treatment of Zaoui – such as the allegations based on secret information that the appellant has no right to see or challenge, the use of special advocates as camouflage to hide the denial of fundamental human rights, and the invoking of secrecy to hide departmental.