26 April, 2016
King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Office of His Majesty the King
Royal Court, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
I call on the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the conviction and death sentence of Ali al-Nimr and ensure that he receives a fair trial that takes full account of his age when the alleged offence was committed, and which excludes statements extracted under torture and other ill-treatment. It is important there is no recourse to the death penalty.
Mr. al-Nimr is a prisoner of conscience as described by Amnesty International.
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
12 April, 2016
What a nice surprize to see the old “Welcome to Wellington – A Nuclear Free City” sign (or a very good replica of the original) pop up recently in its former place beside the road from the airport. Read the rest of this entry »
11 April, 2016
Warden Tamyra Jarvis, USP Coleman I, 846 NE 54th Terrace, Sumpterville, Florida, USA 33521
Hello Warden Jarvis:
Prisoner Leonard Peltier deserves timely and quality healthcare as any person would. I understand that at FCI Coleman he is experiencing difficulties in receiving such care for what is a life threatening condition, perhaps exacerbated by age and 40 years of imprisonment.
You should insure that Mr. Peltier receives the health care he needs.
The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
13 March, 2016
I agree with letter writer Elle Boshe (10 March) that it would be a shame to lose the Bay Road Kilbirnie Festival. We shouldn’t have to be pessimistic, however, given that both the Businessmen and Martin Wilson claim to be interested in preserving it, as I observed in my previous letter (3 March). Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Wanganui Chronicle, Whanagnui
01 March, 2016
It’s time to get the large trucks off the highways and onto the railroad tracks. Milk trucks, log trucks today are too big and dangerous to be on the highways with other vehicles.
The Editor, The Wellingtonian, Wellington
14 March, 2016
Who would have thought an established community, seemingly progressive, like Island Bay would be the site of Wellington’s first outpost of the Tea Party? Read the rest of this entry »