Adolf heard this morning that on Thursday, the High Court in Auckland overturned the Immigration Review Authority's decision to recommend the deportation of Iranian apostate Bahareh Moradi and ordered that the whole process of review should recommence. To the eternal shame of the Immigration Department, it's barrister didn't even bother to show up at the hearing but caved in a couple of days beforehand, after claiming at an earlier hearing (July) that he 'needed more time to prepare his case.'
Presumably this means that for the time being she no longer faces the threat of immediate arrest and deportation.
Were she to have been forcibly returned to Iran, she faced the prospect of imminent and violent death at the hands of the current regime. No, she would be safe, according to our gullible authorities who know better than the Belgian and French intelligence services about these things and have relied on the notion that Iranian law does not yet prescribe the death penalty and therefore she would not be in danger. Of course, they just send out a team of goons in the middle on the night to do their dirty work. So much easier than messy laws and courts.
Adolf knows the young lady in question and her brother (who has permanent residence) quite well and in view of the sheer hell this family has suffered over the last year and a half, it would seem to Adolf that Minister Coleman could do himself and his party a huge favour by granting Ms Moradi residence before Christmas. From where I sit, the officials of the various departments and quangos have proven to be spectacularly incompetent.
Thus might be seen the stark difference between a compassionate government and its predecessor whose sole criterion and interest was a person's value to the Labour Party.
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