Saturday, September 13, 2008

Prominent blogger arrested


New Zealand Blogger Arrested Under Tough Internal Security Law
WELLINGTON (AFP) - Prominent New Zealand blogger David Farrar, who has targeted government figures on his website, was arrested Friday under internal security laws that allow for detention without trial.
Farrar, founder of the controversial Kiwiblog website, has already been charged with sedition and defamation after linking Foreign Minister Winston Peters and his party to the sensational fraud of a Monaco man.
“They came here and arrested him under the Internal Security Act for inciting hate in his articles on the New Zealand Labour Party," a fellow blogger told AFP.
Home Minister Trevor Mallard justified the arrest, saying the offending articles had insulted Labour and its ‘Dear Leader’ Helen Clark -- an offence in predominantly socialist New Zealand.
"We have called him in many times and advised him on his statements but he continued until he posed a threat," he said.
The Internal Security Act, which human rights groups have pushed to have abolished, allows for renewable two-year periods of detention without trial and is normally used against suspected terrorists.
It has also been used to lock up opponents of the government, and last year five free speech rights activists were detained after mounting an anti-discrimination protest that targeted government election policies.

13 comments:

Barnsley Bill said...

And you are still using that old file pic of Dr Evil.............

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Yes, I think it's hilarious.
Maybe we should get him to send some more.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Good post but it's Whaleoil who will get arrested first.

homepaddock said...

The posts which have apeared on his blog today must be time delayed ones, or does he have access to a computer in jail?

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Agreed Adolf , Whale Oil is the one that will be strung up first.

Psycho Milt said...

According to Anonymous Fascist, it's the Standard bloggers who are going to be arrested first - and not by a socialist govt...

Murray said...

Nah they;ll be rounding us all up at one time as soon as the new VRWC dedicated prison being secretly built in the Rangipo is ready.

Couse many of us wont go quetly unlike those softie activists.

And putting us all in one place where many of us have already done time would be as smart as the Germans putting all their problem cases together in Colditz.

dad4justice said...

The Bat Cave where I blog from is secure and the entrance has claymore mines set. I'm all ready for Aunty Helen's robots. My mission will be to free the blogger asap. Fuel the Bat Mobile NOW Robin!

WebWrat said...

Bout time he had a hair cut ... scruffy bugger!

Barnsley Bill said...

D4J, surely auntie helen should be uncle helen and her robots would be lesbots?? In your world anyway....

dad4justice said...

I stand corrected barnsley bill, as I didn't know the Police Commissioner was a "lesbot".Howards Way is Gay. Funny old world.

Anonymous said...

it's the Standard bloggers who are going to be arrested first - and not by a socialist govt...

Hell yeah! and not just arrested...

Murray said...

Yeah, the useless druged out bastards will be forced to GET JOBS!

OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!!