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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Justice: Govt Holds Iranian Refugee Hostage In Mt Eden Prison

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Politics News: Peters Claims National Knows Who Leaked The Emails
Defence News: Queen Refuses VC Recommendation For Haane Manahi – Again
Criminology News: Criminal Mind Expert Arrives In NZ With Woeful Message
Sport News: Eden Park Moves Into The 21st Century

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Solomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats
Lebanon: Hezbollah Needs to Answer US Pressure To End Martial Law In Thailand

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Justice: Govt Holds Iranian Refugee Hostage In Mt Eden Prison

For the past 23 months Thomas Yadegary, an Iranian, has been imprisoned without charge or trial in Auckland’s Mt Eden prison. Global Peace And Justice Auckland (GPJA) states while Iran is not safe for him to return, the government has been pressuring him to sign an agreement absolving the Minister from responsibility in the likely case that Thomas is arrested, tortured or killed on his return to Iran. Thomas has refused. See... Labour’s Own Guantánamo Bay – Here in Mt Eden [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00069.htm

NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

Politics News: Peters Claims National Knows Who Leaked The Emails

- Foreign Minister Winston Peters says he's aware who the email-mole is inside the National Party. He informed TVNZ's Agenda programme on Saturday that an "insider stole them from inside the National Party". Mr Peters said he had a good idea who the person was, but distanced himself from any wrongdoing in acquiring the e-mails. He said he knew where they came from "and I've got good reason to believe that." See... Peters Claims National Knows Who Leaked The Emails [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00068.htm

Defence News: Queen Refuses VC Recommendation For Haane Manahi – Again

- "The Government, Te Arawa people and the Manahi VC Committee have reached agreement with Buckingham Palace over a suitable way of honouring the gallantry of the late Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi," Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Recognition from Queen for Manahi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00110.htm

Criminology News: Criminal Mind Expert Arrives In NZ With Woeful Message

- Dr Anthony Daniels (better known by his pen name, Theodore Dalrymple) arrived from England yesterday ready to share his experience and provocative views on ways of preventing social vandalism caused by criminals. He has seen the growth of a dispirited, crime-ridden underclass in Britain and believes NZ is following a similar downward path. See... World Authority on Criminal Behaviour Touches Down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00072.htm


MORE HEADLINES:

  • Motorsport Mourns Death of Mark Porter [1]
  • 10% fee increase shows Labour’s claims in tatters [2]
  • Fishery Officers Gutted By Non-Support [3]
  • Extended term for Mental Health Commission [4]
  • Womad New Zealand 2007 Line Up Announced 31 Oct [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00026.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00116.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00066.htm


    Sport News: Eden Park Moves Into The 21st Century -

    The Eden Park Trust Board wishes to advise that new images of the preferred design for Eden Park have now been released. The images - an aerial view and internal perspective – illustrate the additional design development that has taken place since the initial concept was launched in late June. See... Artists Impressions Of Eden Park Design [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00113.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
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DordaySolomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats

    - A vote of no confidence in Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been deferred until next Friday. The opposition leader, Fred Fono, who sought to topple the five-month old government, asked for the vote to be deferred after claiming that he had the support of a majority of MPs. See... Solomons: Vote Deferred Amid Rumoured Threats [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00173.htm

    Lebanon: Hezbollah Needs to Answer

    - When 800,000 pro-Hezbollah demonstrators gathered in downtown Beirut on Sunday, they made it clear to the world that even after its war with Israel, Hezbollah is still a formidable military and political force. As such, it has become a model for armed groups throughout the region. Both Hezbollah’s strength and popularity make it all the more important that it be held accountable for its conduct during the war. See... Hezbollah Needs to Answer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00165.htm


    US Pressure To End Martial Law In Thailand

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The American Embassy on Wednesday (October 4) pressured Thailand's military junta to lift martial law within 10 days, but coup leader Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratkalin warned of problems "if martial law is lifted too soon."

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