Sunday, September 21, 2003

It just gets worse and worse...

Ahmed Zaoui has been imprisoned for ten months now. He has been kept in solitary confinement for nine of those months on the basis of a threat assessment carried out by the New Zealand police - who got their information from an internet conspiracy website run by Lyndon LaRouche.

What the fuck were the police thinking? That nobody would read it? Or are they seriously unable to differentiate between a credible source and an obvious raving nutbar? Or did they just plug Zaoui's name into Google and take whatever unfavourable "evidence" came up?

This whole sorry saga just gets worse and worse, and the more we hear of the "evidence" against Zaoui, the more it stinks. If that's the best our police and security services can do, it's a severe indictment - not of Zaoui, but of them, for imprisoning a man on the basis of such bullshit. It's absolutely outrageous that someone has been kept in solitary confinement for nine fucking months because of crap like this. The officers responsible should have their careers terminated now, since they so obviously lack the judgement required to be in the police.