Newsroom: Inquiry into spy ties to ‘Hit & Run’

New Zealand’s intelligence watchdog has launched an inquiry into our spy agencies’ involvement in the military’s Afghanistan activities – including the raid which allegedly killed innocent civilians.

The investigation will focus in part on whether the agencies adhered to New Zealand’s human rights obligations regarding the capture of prisoners, in a seeming reference to allegations an insurgent was handed over to Afghan secret police and tortured.

Cheryl Gwyn, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, announced the inquiry on Thursday as part of her 2018/19 work programme.

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