INDEPENDENT NEWS

Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties

Published: Wed 29 Mar 2017 03:06 PM
Media statement
29 March 2017
Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties, a dead girl and serious breaches of defence force rules
We have been receiving media calls about our statement today and add these specific comments:
There has been confusion over the location of the events in our book Hit and Run. We have the right villages but it seems the slightly wrong location; the defence force has the wrong village name but the right location. This is unfortunately not surprising in an isolated area of mountains with no roads or detailed maps.
However, we are absolutely certain about the details at the heart of the story – which we got from both SAS members on the raid and the villagers – which ismost of the casualties were woman and children, that civilian houses were destroyed and that later a prisoner was beaten and tortured.
The defence force and government have come up with nothing that addresses these central allegations. They are just being tricky if they try to use the confusion over the location to avoid facing up to the awful things that happened on the SAS raid.

Next in New Zealand politics

Mental health crisis: "The government is in denial"
By: Public Service Association
Greens launch plan for cheaper and cleaner electricity
By: Green Party
People's Mental Health Report Released
By: People's Mental Health Review
Bring back the Mental Health Commission
By: New Zealand Labour Party
Mental health inquiry will help to save lives
By: Green Party
Report on Mental Health Shows Need for Review
By: New Zealand First Party
Putting caring into mental health care
By: Massey University
Mental Health staff benefit from self-reflection training
By: Careerforce
New Zealanders’ physical and financial wellness suffering
By: CIGNA
Call for a full independent inquiry of mental health system
By: Family of Nicky Stevens
Three new trends in workplace wellbeing
By: Diversity Works
Crisis in Funding for Mental Health Service
By: Mothers Helpers
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media