Friday, July 22, 2011

Why am I not surprised?

Tevita Mara says he has not been contacted by the police in relation to torture allegations against him. I guess we shouldn't have expected anything different; past incidents show that the New Zealand police do not take New Zealand law on torture and crimes against humanity seriously, treating it as a distraction from "real crime". But the net result is to put us in breach of our international obligations to investigate and punish such crimes, and instead give an appearance of officially condoning them.