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Radio NZ: Human Rights Foundation calls for open inquiry into shootings

The Human Rights Foundation is calling for an open and transparent inquiry into last Friday’s attacks. The letter to the Attorney General signed by foundation chairperson Peter Hosking said they had persistently raised concerns with government agencies about increasing Islamophobia in New Zealand and internationally. “And raising concerns about intrusion into the civil liberties and

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Radio NZ: SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims’ rights: It’s ‘unethical, misleading’, says critic

The Human Rights Foundation has released research to RNZ it says backs up its demands for an open and transparent inquiry into the security agencies and the terror attacks. The research shows the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) used informal chats and offers of payment to young men, who were not advised of their

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And you think maybe this is not home: NZ Muslim Community experiences with New Zealand Authorities

In 2016 and 2017, the Human Rights Foundation worked with the Muslim community in New Zealand. Our work aimed to to facilitate effective dialogue between the Muslim community and relevant authorities, related particularly to the sharing of internet and social media content. An informal pilot survey identified various needs and concerns of the community about

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NZ Herald: Christchurch mosque shooting: Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

A group of Muslim women gathered together at Starship Hospital on Sunday to support the mother there of four-year-old girl Alin Alsati, who had been shot three times in the Christchurch terror attack. As they waited for the girl to under go surgery, the conversation turned to the everyday abuse, both verbal and physical, the

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Website to report Islamophobia set up in attack aftermath

The Human Rights Foundation has joined together with members of Aotearoa’s Muslim community to create a website where the Muslim community can share and record Islamophobia – the abuse they face in their daily lives: http://www.reportislamophobia.nz Created in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack on the Muslim community, this website is a place to share and

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NZ Herald: Big Read: Lawyer Deborah Manning, the NZSAS and her fight to have the voice of slain Fatima, 3, heard in New Zealand

Deborah Manning works at her kitchen table. Papers and folders and the myriad of legal minutiae are stacked where breakfast is eaten. It’s legal flotsam washed up from the 2010 NZSAS raid alleged to have left six Afghan villagers dead and 15 others wounded. This is where Fatima, 3, allegedly killed during the raid, finds

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