SCOOP SPECIAL Delamere/Hunger Striker Report:
by Selwyn Manning
New Immigration Minister Must Act!
If National can do one last positive thing, that should be action for the Mt Eden Prison Hunger Strikers. See... Minister Must Act Today in the Auckland wire.
And the Minister's Response:
Creech: Asylum Seekers Well Cared For
Acting Immigration Minister Wyatt Creech has re-iterated that a group of asylum seekers are receiving good care and attention while they are detained in Mt Eden Prison. See... Minister Must Act Today in the Auckland wire.
Delamere's Sacked! Now Settle The Hunger Strikers! Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere has been sacked this evening. Prime minister Jenny Shipley has asked the Governor General to withdraw his warrant as Minister of Immigration. Scoop [Auckland] now calls for the Government to settle the Mt Eden Prison hunger striker stand off! See... Settle The Hunger Strikers Now! in the Headlines wire. Scroll down for more on the Delamere/Asylum Seeker stand off.
SEE ALSO: NEWSFLASH: Shipley Sacks Delamere: Jenny Shipley has just held a press conference to announce that she has sacked Tuariki Delamere who – as Minister of Immigration had signed some authorities involving the investment of Chinese funds in Maori Land. See... Shipley Sacks Delamere in the Headlines wire. And here to follow is more on the Delamere/Asylum Seeker stand off.
Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough!
The Mount! Mt Eden Prison has been the focus of protest action before. Here pictured is "Hole in the Wall Gang" leader, Kerr during his 1995 turret-top campout. This time, the protest is inside. A hunger-strike. And the incarcerated are not criminals but asylum seekers.
Scoop [Auckland] Opinion: How much longer do we have to endure the shame of having asylum seekers hunger striking while locked up inside Mt Eden Prison? A long time yet if today’s media release from Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is anything to go by. See… Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough! in the Headlines wire.
Department Denials Issued As
Hunger Strike Bites: Claims are being made that a number
of the hunger striking asylum seekers, locked up at
Auckland's Mt Eden Prison, are seriously ill. See… Department Denials Issued As Hunger Strike
Bites in the Auckland wire.
SEE ALSO: Amnesty Concerned For Jailed Asylum Seekers: Amnesty International has issued a letter to Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere raising concerns about the foreign asylum seekers imprisoned at Mt Eden Prison. See… Amnesty Concerned For Jailed Asylum Seekers in the Auckland wire.
See Also,Scoop [Auckland] Opinion
Delamere Should Consider A Week At The Mount - A group of imprisoned asylum seekers currently locked up at Auckland's notorious Mt Eden Prison are refusing food. Their protest is against a pathetically slow bureaucracy which appears arrogant and bullish in its dealing with the seekers' claims for residency. One person can resolve this issue: Tuariki Delamere. Minister, it's time to wake up to commonsense. See… Delamere Should Consider A Week At The Mount in the Auckland Wire.
And Here the Minister Responds: Delamere: Asylum seekers refusing to cooperate - Immigration Minister, Hon Tuariki Delamere, said yesterday that the asylum seekers in Mt Eden jail had again failed to cooperate with Immigration Service officers over the weekend. See… Delamere: Asylum seekers refusing to cooperate in the Parliament Wire. And here is the Minister's statement from last week: on the kai standoff at Mt Eden Prison. "Delamere rejects asylum-seekers' claims" - Immigration Minister, Hon Tuariki Delamere, today rejected claims from 18 asylum-seekers being held in Mt Eden jail that they are being treated unfairly. See… Delamere rejects asylum-seekers' claims in the Parliament Wire.