October 02, 2012
Turei looking for Tuhoe spying apology
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei is asking where is the apology for Tuhoe.
Prime Minister John Key has apologised to Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom for being spied on by the Government Communications Security Bureau before his arrest in January at the request of United States authorities.
Police yesterday launched an investigation into the illegal surveillance, and the Megaupload founder is asking for copies of what was found so he can see whether it will be used to make a case for his extradition to face copyright and money laundering charges.
Ms Turei says the speed with which Mr Key responded to the controversy contrasts with the silence over the illegal surveillance that led to the imprisonment of Tame Iti and three others and the police raid on Ruatoki.
“Tuhoe’s never had an apology. They were spied on too by New Zealand agencies and by the police, wrongfully in many cases, and they haven’t had any justice for that,” she says.
Ms Turei says John Key has made a series of blunders over the Kim Dotcom case which show up his lack of attention to detail.