April 17, 2014
Hone’s mate gets toys back
Mana leader Hone Harawira is welcoming the return of assets seized in a 2012 raid on the Coatesville home of internet mogul Kim Dotcom.
Mana is in talks with Mr Dotcom’s new Internet Party about whether to form an alliance going into the election.
The High Court yesterday refused a police request to extend a foreign restraining order made by the United States District Court.
It means he gets back $6 million worth of luxury cars, $10 million in bank accounts and other personal assets.
Mr Harawira says the connection with Mana isn’t about money but about shared values, including hostility to the Government’s spying regime.
He says the 2008 Tuhoe raid made public the level of surveillance going on against social justice advocates, including Maori, and the ramming through of a law legalising the Government communications Security Bureau’s actions was the last straw.
"Ever since then I’ve hated what they stand for, that arrogant leadership, so I’m glad that somebody had the firepower, the legal capacity to shoot back at them. I’m glad he’s got his assets back if for no other reason it’s another kick in the arse to this National Government and a lesson to them that while they can get away with bullying the little boys, or think they can, sooner or later one of the big boys will stand up to them. Kin Dotcom has and for that I’m grateful to the man," Mr Harawira says.
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