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Peace Action Wgtn: SAS Complicit In Torture Murder

NZ SAS: Complicit In Torture And Murder

From: Peace Action Wellington

Helen Clark's announcement that 50 SAS will be deployed to Afghanistan only days after Human Right Watch condemned the United States for torture of Afghani people is cause for extremely grave concern.

'NZ SAS are serving in covert missions including directing bombing raids and conducting surveillance for US military. There is a NZDF officer stationed at Bagram Air Force Base, where torture of prisoners is believed to have occured.' said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse

'New Zealand is deeply involved in the brutal occupation of Afghanistan which seeks to legitimate a US-puppet regime.'

'New Zealand has lost any credibility as a peacekeeper. By sending elite combat troops the government is clearly illustrating that it will do whatever is necessary to appease the United States.'

'New Zealand has a reputation and long history of supporting human rights and international law. Helen Clark clearly cares nothing about either of these when they stand in the way of a free-trade deal with the US.'

'This government has deployed more troops to US Wars in the last two years than any government since Vietnam. Most of them have been sent in secret.'

Peace Action Wellington demands an immediate and unconditional end to ALL New Zealand support fo rhte so-called 'War on Terrorism'

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