MFAT and World Vision

Mohammed Khan made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Mohammed Khan

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

According to your website, World Vision and its World Vision New Zealand affiliate are part of your Negotiated Partnerships program, essentially pre-vetted for engaging in large aid programmes, in recognition of their efficiency and trustworthiness.

Earlier this month, after kidnapping and torturing him for more than six years, an illegal secret 'court' in 'israel' convicted Gaza World Vision Director Mohammed El Halabi of 'terror' charges, based on secret evidence invented by the zionists themselves. Investigations from World Vision international and even the zionist-affiliated Australian government have found that these claims were without any merit. All human investigations have found that El Halabi was not targeted for any crimes, but because he worked for an organization founded on Christian principles, which opposed the genocide of the Palestinian people, both anathema to the zionist regime.

Despite the close ties between MFAT and World Vision, MFAT has made no statements against this persecution of an innocent man, intended by the zionists to prevent aid going to their Gaza concentration camp, to assist the zionist genocide of the Palestinian people. Hostile foreign lobby groups like the 'Israel Institute of NZ' are now using this fake conviction to attack World Vision and support the genocide of the Palestinian people.

To aid in investigating how these foreign groups are using their fake trial to attack the Palestinian people and compromise the supposed 'even-handed' policy of MFAT, I am requesting:
a) All documents held by MFAT since 2016 that mention Mohammed El Halabi.
b) All communications with hostile foreign groups like the 'Israel Institute of NZ' and 'Zionist Federation of NZ' regarding 'World Vision' since 2016.

Yours faithfully,
Mohammed Khan

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora Mohammed Khan

 

Thank you for your OIA request received on 30 June 2022 for:

According to your website, World Vision and its World Vision New Zealand
affiliate are part of your Negotiated Partnerships program, essentially
pre-vetted for engaging in large aid programmes, in recognition of their
efficiency and trustworthiness.

 

Earlier this month, after kidnapping and torturing him for more than six
years, an illegal secret 'court' in 'israel' convicted Gaza World Vision
Director Mohammed El Halabi of 'terror' charges, based on secret evidence
invented by the zionists themselves. Investigations from World Vision
international and even the zionist-affiliated Australian government have
found that these claims were without any merit. All human investigations
have found that El Halabi was not targeted for any crimes, but because he
worked for an organization founded on Christian principles, which opposed
the genocide of the Palestinian people, both anathema to the zionist
regime.

 

Despite the close ties between MFAT and World Vision, MFAT has made no
statements against this persecution of an innocent man, intended by the
zionists to prevent aid going to their Gaza concentration camp, to assist
the zionist genocide of the Palestinian people. Hostile foreign lobby
groups like the 'Israel Institute of NZ' are now using this fake
conviction to attack World Vision and support the genocide of the
Palestinian people.

 

To aid in investigating how these foreign groups are using their fake
trial to attack the Palestinian people and compromise the supposed
'even-handed' policy of MFAT, I am requesting:

a) All documents held by MFAT since 2016 that mention Mohammed El Halabi.

b) All communications with hostile foreign groups like the 'Israel
Institute of NZ' and 'Zionist Federation of NZ' regarding 'World Vision'
since 2016.

 

This email confirms receipt of your request and advises that we will
respond to it as soon as reasonably practicable, and in terms of the
timeframes and requirements of the OIA.

 

Please also be advised that the organisational impacts of implementing the
COVID-19 Protection Framework, together with the Ministry’s leadership of
the Government's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, mean that we
may have reduced capacity to process OIA requests. We will do our best to
make decisions on your OIA request as soon as practicably possible, and to
keep you informed of progress if there are likely to be delays.

 

For your information, the Chief Ombudsman has published updated guidance
on OIA requests during this time:

·       [1]Chief Ombudsman's statement on official information response
times during implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

·       [2]FAQs about official information requests during COVID-19

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s
website.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Tēnā koe Mohammed Khan

 

Please see the attached our response to your OIA request of 30 June 2022.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

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From: Mohammed Khan

Dear ESD,

I am afraid your redaction of the name of the individual who sent the email in August 2016 trying to badjacket World Vision is not in line with the text of the OIA or the guidance on the Ombudsman in these matters.

It is very obvious that this person is not acting as an individual in good faith, but as a representative of the hostile, genocidal 'government' of 'israel'. Clearly, in such a case, whatever privacy interest might theoretically exist is "outweighed by other considerations which render it desirable, in the public interest, to make that information available".

As such, I request that you comply with the OIA and disclose the name of this foreign operative.

Yours sincerely,
Mohammed Khan

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