Wednesday, February 25, 2004

KiwiPundit has come around on Ahmed Zaoui. But will he be gettting a t-shirt?

I think the Zaoui case is a potent reminder of the perils of secret evidence. As long as the SIS could hide behind secrecy, people gave them the benefit of the doubt. Now that they have been forced to publicise their "evidence", people can see that it does not stack up, and would not provide a basis for a conviction in a court of law. This is why we must resist secret evidence - because it's a licence for injustice.