Immigration Minister David Cunliffe responds to Parliamentary written questions submitted by Green MP Keith Locke: 07637 Question: Why, if Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali has a Yemeni passport, was he not returned to Yemen? Portfolio: Immigration Minister: Hon David Cunliffe Date Lodged:21/06/2006 Answer Text: Mr Ali has never lived in Yemen. He was born in Saudi… Continue reading Transcript: Parliamentary questions on Rayed Ali.
Rayed Ali, the Saudi student pilot deported from New Zealand on national security grounds, is reportedly in good condition in a Saudi Arabian prison, easing fears that he would be tortured. Saudi authorities told his family a week ago they were holding Ali, and family members have been allowed to visit him. Ali’s United States-based… Continue reading Deported pilot ‘in good condition’ in Saudi prison.