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Operation Burnham Afghan Family Victims Reparation Fund
This is fund for reparations for the victims of Operation Burnham, those people whose family members were killed/injured by the NZSAS.Wellington
The Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham - released on 31 July 2020 has made it clear that the NZDF killed civilians and lied about it in a botched raid in two Afghan villages in 2010.
After nearly a decade of denials and outright lies, the truth about Operation Burnham has been exposed: war crimes committed by NZ forces in Afghanistan. This inquiry found that the NZSAS murdered civilians, that these were not investigated and senior military leadership lied to the government about these actions.
We acknowledge that this fundraiser will not undo the damage done in our name to these families. We intend this donation as both a respectful apology for our complicity in these deaths and injuries and as a message of solidarity to the people of Afghanistan. We demand an end to NZ complicity in wars in Afghanistan and around the world.
Journalist and author Nicky Hager will oversee the dispersal of the funds to the families in Afghanistan.
The NZ Government Official Inquiry in Operation Burnham
NZDF Needs To Apologise, First To The Afghan Civilians And Then To The New Zealand Public
Nicky Hager welcomes the Op Burnham Inquiry report
We shouldn’t have to work this hard to get transparency from our government (Meg De Ronde, Amnesty International) https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/01-08-2020/we-shouldnt-have-to-work-this-hard-to-get-transparency-from-our-government/
Peace Action Wellington's involvement (page creator)
We are a local peace group dedicated to ending NZ's involvement in the war on terrorism. We believe in justice for the victims of the NZSAS raid in Operation Burnham
Use of funds
Food, clothing, medicine and essential items for families directly affected by the raids.
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Kia ora friends,
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far - we've exceeded $1000 already. This is great. Nicky Hager has confirmed that funds will be delivered personally to the families by an Afghan journalist.
You can check out a recent interview with Nicky Hager talking about the Operation Burnham Inquiry & the long road to justice from the link.
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