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STORY OF THE WEEK: Ahmed Zaoui Prison Assaults

STORY OF THE WEEK - Week Ending July 9th
Scoop Zaoui Prison Assault Investigation

Ahmed Zaoui: "I am a human being. I am not an animal; I am a professor."

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

Second Invesigation 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 - 1st Zaoui Assault Investigation Used Sign Language

Scoop Exclusive: Ahmed Zaoui Affidavits Reveal Serious Prison Abuses - NZ’s reputation as a fair and egalitarian society erodes as revelations emerge of ongoing prison abuse of refugee Ahmed Zaoui. Here for the first time Scoop publishes excerpts of Ahmed Zaoui’s account of being behind bars... See... Zaoui Case: Seeking Asylum From Inside A Cell
Streaming Audio: See... Zaoui Affidavits Reveal Prison Abuses – Selwyn Manning & 95bFM’s Simon Pound

Scoop Investigation: Zaoui’s Human Rights Abuses Unearthed - See... Zaoui’s Prison Mistreatment Began At Paremoremo

ALSO: Scoop Feature: Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid - Top Corrections Dept Psychologist Says Zaoui Low Risk - News Backgrounder: Zaoui Seeks His Freedom

FULL COVERAGE: Scoop’s Ahmed Zaoui Special Feature…

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