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NZ SIS Illegally Helped Fiji Military Dictator

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader

3 September 2013

NZ SIS Illegally Helped Fiji Military Dictator

Rt Hon Winston Peters has revealed that the Security Intelligence Service illegally raided the Fijian Democracy and Freedom movement in Auckland last year, under the Terrorism Suppression Act at the behest of Fiji’s military dictatorship.

Mr Peters asked a series of questions in Parliament today about the raid, which he says was done on the pretext of an alleged assassination attempt on the Fiji regime leadership.

“The Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister knew about this raid and obviously gave their approval otherwise it would never have been carried out.

“One week after the raid Mr McCully was in Fiji ingratiating himself with the Fiji military regime.

“It appears that the Fijian connection knew everything because the leader Frank Bainimarama held a press conference on it at the same time.”

Mr Peters says despite the SIS claim of “credible evidence”, the Government backed down when taken to the High Court by a member of the Democracy and Freedom movement.

“After the fictitious assassination attempt in Fiji the New Zealand Government became ensnared in an attack on a peaceful group of people who want democracy restored to their country.

“Messrs Key and McCully have some explaining to do about their abuse of power and the illegal activities of New Zealand’s spy agencies.

“The acting Prime Minister’s response in the House today that it’s not a matter of public interest and his refusal to answer questions was arrogant and disgraceful,” says Mr Peters.

ENDS

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