Further Names Released in Christchurch Earthquake
Further Names Released in Christchurch
Police have this afternoon
confirmed the identities of a further six people who died in
the Christchurch earthquake.
Marina ARAI, 19
(female), of Japan
Valquin Descalsota BENSURTO, 23
(male), of the Philippines
Adrienne MEREDITH, 36, of
Yoko SUZUKI, 31 (female), of Japan
WANG, 29 (female), of China
Didem YAMAN, 31 (female), of
This brings the total number of names released to
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Arguable Reassuring: Inspector-General Finds GCSB "Arguably" Legal
Of the 88 individuals:
• 15 cases involving 22 individuals did not have any information intercepted by GCSB.
• another four cases involving five individuals were the subjects of a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service warrant and the GCSB assisted in the execution of the warrants. The Inspector-General is of the view that there were arguably no breaches and the law is unclear.
• the Bureau only provided technical assistance which did not involve interception of communications, involving three of the individuals, so no breach occurred.
• the remaining cases involved the collection of metadata, and the Inspector-General formed the view that there had arguably been no breach, noting once again that the law is unclear.