Crown Pays Up, Apologises In Choudry SIS Case
Christchurch GATT Watchdog Organiser Aziz Choudry And The
Crown have reached a settlement of Mr Choudry's damages
against the Crown for the entering of his home by two
Security Intelligence Service officers in July 1996.
settlement follows a Court of Appeal ruling that there was
at the time no power of entry of private premises pursuant
to an interception warrant granted by the Prime Minister
pursuant to section 4A of the New Zealand Security
Intelligence Service Act 1969.
The Crown has now
apologised to Mr Choudry for the illegal entry of his
The settlement involves a payment to Mr Choudry of
substantial damages and payment towards his legal costs.
All other terms of the settlement are confidential to the
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