Somali refuses interpreter in depositions hearing

A witness in an Auckland District Court depositions hearing of murder charges against two Somali men refused to give evidence through a woman Somali interpreter yesterday. The witness was stood down by justices of the peace hearing police evidence against Abdirizak Ali Ismail, 48, a Mt Roskill sickness beneficiary, and Ambar Badam Yusuf, 23, a… Continue reading Somali refuses interpreter in depositions hearing

Prostitution Bill passes by one vote

Ashraf Choudhary Parliament last night passed law changes after MP’s used their conscience to vote 60-59 in favour of decriminalising prostitution. After 32 months of discussion, 222 public submissions and 415 hours of debate by Parliament and its select committees there is now a legal framework around the prostitution industry. Those in the packed public… Continue reading Prostitution Bill passes by one vote