This is one of the diplomatic cables about New Zealand held by Wikileaks. February 23, 2005 SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND AIMS TO STRENGTHEN ITS TERRORIST FINANCE LAWS Classified by: DCM David R. Burnett. Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d). 1. (U) Summary: The New Zealand government continues to tighten provisions of an anti-terrorism law it enacted more… Continue reading WikiLeaks cable: Terrorist finance laws
The legal aid bill for Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui’s challenge to his security-risk certificate has been estimated at $3 million. The legal aid bill for Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui’s challenge to his security-risk certificate has been estimated at $3 million.
Zaoui was never innocent, he made a deal., which he can easily reneg. A dirty little deal has been forged When the chips were down, Ahmed Zaoui sang like a bird to buy his freedom in New Zealand. Zaoui’s decision to offer new information that could be prejudicial to him – presumably about the so-called… Continue reading A dirty little deal has been forged
Ahmed Zaoui provided information to the Security Intelligence Service on Algerian groups with terror links which has been passed to the American CIA, intelligence sources say. One of the reasons given yesterday for the SIS deciding Mr Zaoui is no longer a threat to New Zealand was that he had become “more candid” in his… Continue reading Zaoui provided information useful to CIA – source
Interestingly, this article does not mention his links and position with FIS, maybe he had not revealed those yet. SIS summary of allegations against Ahmed Zaoui The following document from the Director of New Zealand’s Security & Intelligence Service was released by Ahmed Zaoui’s lawyers on 20 Feb 2004: “Summary of Allegations” and reasoning of… Continue reading Career criminal and terrorist applies for refugee status
No mention here of his association with the fascist Islamist terror group FIS. Why Zaoui is being kept in prison – a summary SECURITY: This is the summary of the evidence that was used to issue the security risk certificate that keeps Ahmed Zaoui in prison even though he has been officially declared a refugee.… Continue reading Why Zaoui is being kept in prison – a summary
A senior Algerian Government minister has started an “action plan” to pressure the New Zealand Government to cancel Ahmed Zaoui’s refugee status. A report in the Algerian newspaper el-Youm quotes Saida Ben Habiles saying she will never rest until his “retrial takes place so that the public opinion would be sure that he is a… Continue reading Algeria ‘action plan’ aims to get Zaoui back
European intelligence sources and security experts believe that Ahmed Zaoui provided Algerian terrorists in Europe with financial or logistical support, although he played no active role in any violence. Interviews with these sources and access to judicial files in France, Belgium and Switzerland in a weeks-long inquiry by the Weekend Herald shed crucial light on… Continue reading Terrorism and betrayal: the untold Zaoui story
Severine Labat, a political scientist at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and author of The Algerian Islamists, says: “The FIS was not pluralistic at all. In reality it was a completely fascist party.” They and others point to the documents issued by FIS at its founding that heralded a crackdown on women’s independence,… Continue reading Zaoui party: high ideals and terror
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has named an Algerian he claims is being held in custody as a suspected terrorist. In Parliament yesterday, he named the man as Salah Eddine Bouta, aged 22. If Mr Peters is correct, Bouta is the second suspected Algerian terrorist to be detained by New Zealand authorities – although… Continue reading Second terrorist suspect held in custody, Peters claims.