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We agree with Ross Meurant

Private Bag 68905, Newton,Auckland. www.gpja.org.nz

23 October 2007

Media Release:
We agree with Ross Meurant

GPJA will be inviting Ross Meurant to address a rally in defence of New Zealanders' civil rights next Saturday.

The former Red Squad Senior Sergeant has exposed the deficiencies in police reviews of information gathered in investigations. The analysis is subjective and carried out within a police culture of suspicion of those who challenge the status quo. Reviews therefore tend to be self-reinforcing and lack outside objectivity which would put the information in perspective.

Mr Meurant says the police then begin to believe their own propaganda and we end up with the over-the-top raids around the country last week against political activists.

We will invite Ross Meurant to address the rally at 12noon at Aotea Square in Auckland.

The rally is part of an international day of action planned for next Saturday. The rally is based on the defence of civil rights and will be calling for:

- No terror charges
- Immediate bail for all arrestees (innocent until proven guilty)
- Withdrawal of the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill and its amendments

More details at www.civilrightsdefence.org.nz


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