Green Party MP Keith Locke reminds us of which side he’s on.
It’s important to celebrate our victories, and winning residency for Ahmed Zaoui was a big one – even if it was four years after the Refugee Status Appeals Authority had granted him refugee status. I have worked with Ahmed since he arrived in New Zealand in December 2002, so I am very happy he is now free and can live with his family here.
The Security Intelligence Service was disappointed it “lost” Mr Zaoui, because it needs some “terrorists” to stay a card carrying member of George Bush’s “war on terror”. That’s probably why the SIS was so happy to help the Police play up threat from “Maori radicals” and “violent anarchists”.
From the Green Party Magazine- Te Awa Issue 16 November ’07