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The Ahmed Zaoui Case – The Gordon Campbell Series

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The Ahmed Zaoui Case - Injustice On The Cheap

Gordon Campbell writes: Unless you’re talking about money, New Zealand seems fairly relaxed about the potential abuse of state power. The Auditor-General, IRD and Treasury may be funded sufficiently to keep an eye on how money is being spent and recouped - but the agencies supposed to protect our rights as citizens have to get by on starvation rations and, in some cases, with a questionable level of independence. That is especially so with the Office of the SIS Inspector-General. More >>

Justice: Gordon Campbell - The Zaoui Story Up Close And Personal Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell continues his series for Scoop examining the Zaoui case and the review currently being carried out by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security, Justice Paul Neazor. The SIS issued a security risk certificate against Mr Zaoui in 2003. Finally, four years later, a review of that document is underway. Gordon Campbell takes us back over the five years Mr Zaoui has been in New Zealand and looks at the background of New Zealand's most famous security intelligence/refugee case. More>>

***ALSO: SIS Director’s Address to Wellington Intelligence Seminar***

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