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Immigration NZ extends review of Karel Sroubek decision

Immigration NZ extends review of minister's Karel Sroubek decision

The review of Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek's residency case will be delayed further after Immigration New Zealand granted Mr Sroubek an extension.

Iain Lees-Galloway
and Karel Sroubek

Iain Lees-Galloway and Karel Sroubek Photo: RNZ / Carmen Bird Photography

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has been under intense political pressure over his decision not to deport Sroubek, and ordered a review after conflicting information arose.

The original deadline for Mr Sroubek's response to the investigation was next Wednesday, 21 November, marking a three-week deadline.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Mr Lees-Galloway both previously indicated that was already too long for their liking.

The new extension granted to Mr Sroubek's legal team pushes the deadline out to at least a month.


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