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Zaoui Book Event To Be Held In Beehive Foyer

Published: Tue 19 Oct 2004 10:09 PM
Zaoui Book Event To Be Held In Beehive Foyer
An event to promote the book on the Ahmed Zaoui case “I Almost Forgot About The Moon – The Disinformation Campaign Against Ahmed Zaoui” will be held in Wellington in the Beehive foyer, Parliament Buildings, on Wednesday October 20 at 5:45pm.
MPs Keith Locke (left) and Matt Robson are hosting a promotional event for the book on Ahmed Zaoui ‘I Almost Forgot About The Moon’ in the Beehive foyer, 5:45pm Wednesday October 20.
The public and media are welcome to attend this event. To get your e-invitation you will need to email matt.robson@parliament.govt.nz or keith.locke@parliament.govt.nz who will email you back an invitation which you will need to print off to show Beehive security.
Speakers will include the book’s co-author Selwyn Manning, CTU president Ross Wilson, Amnesty International’s New Zealand director Ced Simpson, and Ahmed Zaoui’s counsel Deborah Manning.
For more about an invitation to this event see… MPs invite you…
I Almost Forgot About The Moon is published by Multimedia Investments Limited and costs just $17.00 inc GST and including postage costs inside New Zealand. Proceeds from this book will go to Ahmed Zaoui’s wife and children.
The Beehive foyer event is an excellent opportunity for Scoop’s Wellington readers to get a copy of the Zaoui book.
If you are unable to attend this event, you can find out more about the book by visiting one of these links:
For more on the Zaoui book see Scoop Readers Can Order Zaoui Book Online
Or you can order a copy by e-mailing co-author Selwyn Manning at Selwyn@scoop.co.nz
For credit card purchasing options you can order your copy of I Almost Forgot About The Moon at the publisher’s website www.spectator.co.nz.
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Matt Robson MP, Progressive and Keith Locke MP, Greens
in association with
Amnesty International
invite you to
The Wellington launch of the book:
I almost forgot about the moon:
The disinformation campaign against Ahmed Zaoui
By Selwyn Manning, Yasmine Ryan and Katie Small.
Beehive Foyer, Parliament Buildings
from 5.45pm, Wednesday 20 October
Speakers include:
Selwyn Manning, Author
Ced Simpson, Director, NZ Amnesty International
Ross Wilson, President, CTU
Deborah Manning, Lawyer
First drink is on the house
and then a cash bar operates
An RSVP with your name is required.
Please RSVP to:
matt.robson@parliament.govt.nz, or to
keith.locke@parliament.govt.nz
Or call Matt or Keith on (04) 471 9999 Matt or Keith will send you a email with your name to confirm this invitation.
Please print and bring with you as it proves to Parliamentary Security you are a guest.
From the book’s blurb:
Justice and human struggle are themes recurring in many major non fiction investigations, but seldom has New Zealand had to confront such a complex series of issues as what is now known as the Ahmed Zaoui case. Since his arrival at Auckland International Airport on December 4 2002, Ahmed Zaoui’s sheer presence has challenged New Zealand’s immigration laws and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service’s ability to accurately and independently acquire information.
I Almost Forgot About The Moon examines Ahmed Zaoui’s life, interviews his colleagues, his family, political and international commentators, and New Zealand politicians, and investigates why he is considered a danger by Algeria, why he has convictions in Europe, why New Zealand’s SIS believed him to be a security risk, why New Zealand’s immigration laws are unable to determine a timely outcome, and offers examples of legal reform that would ensure New Zealand remains a just and fair country where an individual’s rights are considered equal to those of the state. Let the debate begin!
Selwyn Manning
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