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ONE News Insight: Enemy of the State
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Wednesday October 13 at 8.30pm

Is Ahmed Zaoui the terrorist that the Government and SIS would have us believe or is he simply the victim of a military dictatorship? Enemy of the State talks to the Algerian military, the French Secret Service and to Zaoui's friends, colleagues and family to try to address these questions.

Zaoui has been imprisoned in New Zealand for nearly two years without charges, without trial and on secret evidence, which is unprecedented in this countrys history.

In Enemy of the State, reporter Alex van Wel and director Mike Valintine are the first New Zealand crew to go to Algeria to investigate Zaouis life. With hidden cameras they probe the allegations made against him, discover who made them and gauge the credibility of the case against him.

The One News Insight also follows the trail of evidence against Zaoui through five other countries in Europe and Asia in an investigation that raises serious questions about the cases made against him in New Zealand and abroad.

Reporter, Alex van Wel, talks to the Algerian military, the French Secret Service and to Zaouis family, friends, and colleagues.  These interviews reveal surprising admissions from the agencies that prosecuted him and even those who gave evidence against him.

TVNZ has gone to the High Court and the Court of Appeal to review the Department of Corrections decision not let us interview him. TVNZ was successful after the second hearing but now the Government wants the new Supreme Court to stop a television interview taking place.

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