Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Former Afghan Interpreters seek asylum in NZ

We are the five former NZDF interpreters who are excluded from the NZ resettlement packages. We continuously contacted NZ officials and asking them for the resettlement offer in New Zealand.

Recently we sent an official letter to Prime Minister, NZ Cabinet and MPs to reconsider our cases, but it seems that we have been completely ignored, although we have all records of our services and threat letters which have been written by NZPRT officials and stating that our lives are at risk.

We have served alongside NZDF troops in Bamiyan over the past 6-7 years as interprets/ translators and cultural advisors. We do not understand that what distinct us from those who were offered packages to resettle in NZ, as we are faced the same threat as they do.

The situation throughout the county has been deteriorating and those who were or are affiliated to Coalition forces or ISAF are being tracked and killed.

Most countries have offered asylum to their Afghan employees regardless of current or former employee as they realize that once the troops leave Afghanistan their employee’s will face a serious threat.

On October 2012 Defense Minister Mr. Coleman announced that NO AFGHAN INTERPRETERS WILL BE LEFT BEHIND, but unfortunately we Five former interpreters have been missed out of the offer and our services, loyalty, honesty, dedication to NZ government is completely ignored and no one even listens to our concerns, which make us to deeply regret serving the NZ Government.

Herby, we are sending this message to NZ Media to share our concerns with NZ civil society and the public to support our claim which is based on fact, attached file is the letter that we shared with NZ Officials.

NOTE: we have all our documents including threat letters to further prove our claims upon request.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Mt Albert Aftermath

Personality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week...

Still, this is a relatively new and welcome problem for the centre-left. Labour has seemed so bereft of crossover talent for so long that it seems almost embarrassed by this latest development. More>>

 

Throwing Stoners: English Blames Failed Drug Tests For Unemployment

Bill English’s diversionary tactic of condemning of a generation of Kiwi workers as a bunch of drug-takers cannot hide his government’s failure to create opportunities for decent work, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Conservation: Central Govt Takes Over 1080 Regulation

“This new approach standardises the rules for using such poisons rather than the current system of different rules in different regions. This change will reduce costs and delays for operators, ensure consistent conditions throughout the country, reduce mistakes from misunderstanding rule differences and allow best practice approaches to be used." More>>

ALSO:

Election Entertainments: ACT Has Prison Plan, Greens Have Water Bill

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. More>>

ALSO:

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news