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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Minister / Department Misinforms Nigel Hampton QC Over Zaoui Case
Second Investigation Finds Spitting In Zaoui's Food A Joke
NZ And UK To Destroy Russian Chemical Weapons
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
U.S. Govt Continues Contempt For Guantanamo Detainees’ Rights
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

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LEAD STORY:
Minister / Department Misinforms Nigel Hampton QC Over Zaoui Case

- A 8 September 2003 letter written by the Minister of Corrections, Paul Swain, incorrectly informed Nigel Hampton QC of the Howard League, that an internal investigation report concerning allegations of mistreatment of detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, had been forwarded to Zaoui’s solicitor. Paul Swain Misleads QC Over Zaoui Assault Reports [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00073.htm


Second Investigation Finds Spitting In Zaoui's Food A Joke

- In reports released under the Official Information Act Scoop has learned that a second investigation into prison assaults on NZ's most famous refugee Ahmed Zaoui looked only lightly into the numerous complaints against prison officers, concluding among other things that officers spitting into Mr Zaoui's food had done so as a "joke". 2nd Zaoui Assault Investigation, Once Over Lightly [1] - 1st Zaoui Assault Investigation Used Sign Language [2] See also this week's STORY OF THE WEEK [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00058.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html/#sow


NZ And UK To Destroy Russian Chemical Weapons

- New Zealand today joined a UK-led international project to help Russia destroy its stocks of lethal chemical weapons. See... UK and NZ to help Russia destroy chemical weapons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00167.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • NZ a "Woeful" Last on World AIDS Spending List [1]
  • Pot issue bigger than Maori Party - Dun Mihaka [2]
  • Save power, save money say Greens [3]
  • Minister King 'Saves' Plunket Line - Yeah Right [4]
  • Grey Power: Low Fixed Power Charge A SOP [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00088.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00087.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00164.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00092.htm


    U.S. Govt Continues Contempt For Guantanamo Detainees’ Rights

    - The US administration continues to show contempt for basic human rights standards in its treatment of the Guantánamo detainees, Amnesty International said today. See... USA: Contempt For Guantánamo Detainees' Rights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00079.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Israeli Judge Upholds Deportation of USA Activist [1]
  • Oxfam plane takes aid to Sudanese Refugees [2]
  • Asia-Pacific Set Faces Aids Catastrophe [3]
  • Families Being Held Hostage In Nablus [4]
  • Whaling: Changing minds in Iceland [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00081.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00080.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00076.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00073.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00072.htm

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