Mr Cullen, Let’s Have Some Real Action
22 April 2005
Mr Cullen, Let’s Have
Some Real Action
Rt Hon Winston Peters has dismissed the
announcement by Attorney General, Hon Michael Cullen, to
have the Solicitor General investigate grounds for a High
Court application for a new inquest into the death of
Kenneth Richards on the Berryman property in 1994, as being
“too little too late”.
“The only thing Mr Cullen has to do
is order the New Zealand Army to stop their silly secrecy
regarding the ‘Butcher’ report and have it released
immediately”, said Mr Peters.
“Then, and only then, will
the Berrymans have the opportunity to have the truth
revealed and justice restored.
It is time for action not
further paralysis by analysis”, concluded Mr
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