26 Aug 2014

Advocates concerned about long term mentally disabled inmates

From Nine To Noon, 9:11 am on 26 August 2014

The case of a man who's been in detention in New Zealand for 45 years is going to the United Nations. The man, now aged 58, has a severe intellectual disability. He was first detained on sex offences when he was 13. His lawyer has lodged an objection with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Disability Advocate Colin Burgering has been working with the inmate for eight years.

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