In a move which can only be explained as a personal vendetta against political opponents and a virulent hatred of real journalism and citizens demanding open and transparent governance the police raided Nicky Hager’s house.
They searched it for 10 hours in the hope of finding anything connecting him to the person responsible for leaking the emails on which Nicky Hager based his book in what can only be described as a fishing expedition and an attempt at intimidation of an independent journalist.
It will only get worse from here on if we don’t condemn this brutal invasion of privacy and the intimidation of a professional independent investigative journalist. What is next? John Key or any other of the scumbags he needs for his dirty work,doesn’t like what people write about them and they get a visit from the police? I haven’t seen them search Cameron Slater’s house for 120 hours when he refused to give up his sources. In fact he was granted Journalist status even if the judge told him to give up his sources and asked him politely to give him the names in a case of clearly personally motivated vindictiveness.
What makes this even more disgusting is that he wasn’t even a suspect in the case but merely a Witness. Is this an example of coercive questioning? What is next slam a journalist in jail until he gives up his source?
Here is Nicky’s Statement from his website: