PM Re Captured New Zealand Cameraman
15 August 2006
New Zealand cameraman
Helen Clark today said the government is very concerned for
the safety of New Zealand camerman Olaf Wiig.
Mr Wiig, a
television cameraman, and a US citizen have been taken
At this stage information is sketchy about the
It is not clear who is responsible for
their capture and where in Gaza the incident took place.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was alerted by British
authorities this morning. New Zealand diplomats are
travelling to the region to work with other officials and
governments on the release of Mr Wiig and his colleague,"
Helen Clark said.
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