American whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning has been given permission to apply for a visa to enter New Zealand in September for two speeches.
Immigration New Zealand has confirmed that Manning has received a special assignment for a specific work visa for entry into New Zealand for the events in Auckland on September 8 and Wellington on September 9.
Manning needed a special instruction because she was subject to the character provisions in Section 1
Immigration Department spokesman and former Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, this week demanded that Manning be banned from New Zealand for her criminal record.
Manning, a former US Army intelligence analyst, has seven out of 35 years in prison for theft and theft, punishing espionage after releasing hundreds of thousands of secret or sensitive documents to Wikileaks.
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"The evaluation found that Ms. Manning has not repulsed since her release from prison and the likelihood of her insult being considered low in New Zealand.
" It has also been found that she is in a number of countries traveled to speak at similar events and seems to have met the conditions for issued visas.
"In the ruling, the official could not find any reason to believe that Ms. Manning would not comply with the terms of a visa issued by INZ."
Manning was denied access to Australia this week, where she was arrested on Sydney Opera House, Brisbane and Melbourne should speak.
Think Inc, Australia The organizer of Manning's tour said she had been informed that her visa application had been turned down, but she would appeal the decision.
Think Inc director Suzi Jamil earlier said she had a letter of intent to consider refusing migration Law of the Australian Government on the Manning application
Section 501 is the same reasoning for the deportation of hundreds of New Zealanders with criminal convictions for character reasons.
Manning was also banned from entering Canada last year, but in May
their planned events in New Zealand have re-started the debate on free speech, which became a hot topic when Canadian legal activist Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux recently arrived in New Zealand
The opposition to their presence forced the cancellation of a lecture in Auckland.