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Terrorism charges trumped up for political impact

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16 October 2007
Media Release:

"Terrorism" charges trumped up for political impact

Police allegations of terrorism in the Urewera ranges are trumped up to create the right political environment to pass the latest so-called anti-terrorism bill currently before parliament.

There is no need for terrorism charges to be suggested by the police. All the alleged activity is already covered by New Zealand's existing laws. If people are alleged to have broken the law with regard to guns for example then they should be charged with gun offences. Talk of terrorism is nonsense.

New Zealand has never been a terrorist target but the authorities want to bring New Zealand laws into line with other countries such as Australia and Britain which have been terrorist targets.

The Urewera charges are the best they can come up to provide the false justification they need.

We will not be surprised to see the terrorism charges never materialise. It's most likely these will be quietly set aside. However the police beat-up will have had the desired effect. Fear will have been created in the community and politicians will respond accordingly.

This is a typical method to promote unwanted changes. Create a crisis to instil fear in the community and use this as a cover to bring in anti-democratic, authoritarian measures.

We hope the public will see through this ruse.

ENDS

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