A lawyer who once said a decision by David Cunliffe not to allow refugee Ahmed Zaoui’s family into New Zealand was “cruel and inhumane”, is now his deputy chief of staff. Auckland lawyer Deborah Manning will be working for the Labour leader under recently appointed chief of staff Matt McCarten – a former Unite Union… Continue reading Zaoui lawyer now working with Labour’s Cunliffe
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.