Below is the letter I’ve emailed New Zealand politicians regarding Australian activist, Brendon O’Connell, who is currently in a New Zealand prison on “character grounds”. I encourage everyone to do the same. Contact links are below.
Subject line: Please free Brendon O’Connell
Dear Prime Minister and Members of the New Zealand Parliament,
I’m writing you all in regards to Brendon O’Connell, who is currently being detained in a New Zealand prison on “character grounds”. Those of us following Brendon’s situation are hearing that his living conditions are tortuous and unbearable. If you aren’t familiar with Brendon’s case, he was sentenced to three years prison in Australia for a verbal altercation that Brendon posted online. Below is the video of that altercation. Does this really justify a three year sentence in Australia, and being held indefinitely in a New Zealand prison?
Those of us who value free speech and human rights are begging you all to look into Brendon’s situation and do what you can to get him out of prison. He poses no threat whatsoever, especially to New Zealand and Australia.
I’ve posted other resources with information regarding Brendon’s case and situation below.
Thank you for your time in advance.
‘Aussie blogger arrested while trying to seek political asylum in New Zealand’ http://www.newzealandtimes.co.uk/aussie-blogger-arrested-while-trying-to-seek-political-asylum-in-new-zealand
Brendon O’Connell altercation with Stanley Keyser and Timothy Peach in Australia [Part 1] https://youtu.be/p-UbBSEJYbI?t=5m33s
Brendon O’Connell altercation with Stanley Keyser and Timothy Peach in Australia [Part 2] https://youtu.be/t5MD3c-HCDo
Brendon O’Connell’s Legal Documents
CONTACT INFO FOR NEW ZEALAND POLITICIANS
MPS: https://www.parliament.nz/en/footer/contact-us/ AND https://www.nzcpr.com/quick-email-mps/
Twitter accounts http://www.dylanbland.com/blog/nz-mps-on-twitter/