RNZ: Lawyer slams government and Victim Support over treatment of Muslims

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A human rights lawyer says the government has continuously let the Muslim community down and she doesn’t see that changing even with the Royal Commission into the mosque shootings.

A public discussion in Auckland’s suburb of Ōtara yesterday saw academics, a lawyer and representatives of the Muslim community come together to discuss security issues after the Christchurch attacks.

Lawyer Deborah Manning criticised the secrecy that is being considered around the Royal Commission into the shooting.

“This is just 101 in terms of public accountability and transparency and the fact that they had made their starting point down here is just unacceptable,” she said. “As a lawyer I am so frustrated by what I’m seeing with these inquiries.”

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