Following yesterday's rebuke of errant NZ lawyer Christopher Thomas Pryde on this blog the question has been raised about a solution to the problem.
Perhaps revoking his NZ passport is not really much of a hit. There may be something more effective available for this lawyer who has foresaken his commitment to the rule of law and has joined the Fijian dictatorship as underling to the shadowy Attorney-General at the legal department of a regime that has abrogated the constitution and now rules in a self-proclaimed "New Legal Order" - that is just a series of decrees emanating from the close circle of military and corrupted politicians of which he has become welded. I am beyond calling him names. It's action time.
You want a solution - a start to a solution? You want smart sanctions? Let's start in our own back yard with our own rogue citizens going off and playing legal mercenaries in Fiji. Let's knock that on the head right now.
From one of the few news outlets still operating
We have to find a judge in Fiji who holds a warrant under the 1997 constitution to order an extradition warrant for Christopher Thomas Pryde to stand trial for treason (or whatever is a non-death penalty extraditable offence) as a person who has sworn a treasonous oath (as the Raw Fiji News described it) and then we need to send this warrant to the NZ authorities who will act on it - and as soon as that creep lands on NZ soil he will be arrested and held in prison pending that trial in Fiji which must take place under a recognised regime in Fiji and therefore he will be held in jail in NZ until that time - when the dictatorship ends.
How's that for a sentence? Can our Attorney-General act on this?
He will seek a bail hearing, being a lawyer he would expect it to be granted, but I believe that the Crown's argument and the absolute repugnance for the abuse of the law in order to further a military dictatorship will be so strong on the bench that they will send this guy straight back to Mt Eden until there is a government in Fiji that is recognised by the NZ government.
McCully and Key should both make statements that they will put these NZ collaborators into prison should they dare come back here. This will be a very firm isolation measure that at least stops our people adding to the problems by sustaining them.
Fiji civil servants may be trying to boycott this regime and not take illegal oaths to an illegitimate military dictatorship in order to bring it down and restore democracy. So why should NZ stand by and let its cretinous, evil citizens fill those positions? Why would the NZ government allow its citizens to be the mortar that holds the dictatorship together?
They have to get this guy. He should be in the cell next to George Speight. We can't allow him one day of freedom in this country - let alone Fiji.
We need to lure him here - using his own greed and bloated sense of self importance as bait... what about a knighthood? Look at that toad - he'll slither through the bayonets of his military henchmen to grasp that bauble won't he. Let's make it ironic... for the guardianship of constitutionality, the stewardship and upholding of the rule of law and democracy in the South Pacific, and for services to the Fijian judiciary. Yeah? C'mangeeeeettiiiiiitt...
Alright maybe it could never be that beautiful but can it not be done in some way? I think he will crawl back to this rock of his own accord most likely.
Let's get this bastard. Let's show him how it's done in the real world - the one that he rejects and conspires against. Let's do it old school, let's do it over here - with a judiciary you can't sack just because you fucked up your court case; and a system you can't just completely redesign unilaterally and have proclaimed as law because you can't handle being a loser.
Christopher Thomas Pryde is a legal midget. A tin-pot lawyer in a tin-pot regime.
Collaborating with Bainimarama's "new order" will prove even more inconvenient than wearing a full business suit in Suva; and - as everything he has done thus far - it is purely and entirely a voluntary decision on his part, even an enthusiastic one. He will live to regret it by being held accountable for it.
Christopher Thomas Pryde - after serving the coup-master for a couple of years which culminates in his career high of losing the dictatorship's case for their own existence - has re-signed on to v2.0 of that regime that has promised elections... in 2014. He can stay there until that time - when he can be transfered from NZ custody to the new Fijian government.
This guy is an arsehole
make no mistake:...Judges do not have to worry about their futures in Fiji and there is not a single piece of evidence then or since for Mr Field to draw that conclusion.
- Well there's ample evidence now.
This clown lost his court case for the regime so badly that the court sacked him and the regime and called for immediate elections - and then within 48 hours all the judges get told they are sacked, an election is put off for five years, and he's re-appointed... by whom? By an illegal dictatorship of which he is an integral part.Last week
the law societies of both Fiji and NZ said no lawyers should take up positions in the illegal order. We have to give some teeth to these sorts of civil society sanctions and send some strong messages about the commitment to the restoration of democracy and legitimate government in Fiji.
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