NZ anger over seizure of Saddam's stepson

THE AGE: Wellington July 7 2002

New Zealand Muslims are furious that NZ intelligence agencies may have tipped off United States authorities about the family history of an Iraqi-born Aucklander, prompting his imminent deportation, The Dominion newspaper reported yesterday…

The New Zealand Federation of Islamic Associations and the Council for Civil Liberties said they understood from US news reports that authorities acted only after they were told by NZ intelligence agents that Mr Saffi was the stepson of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein…

Council for Civil Liberties chairman Tony Ellis said Mr Saffi's treatment was a breach of New Zealand's Bill of Rights.

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