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I didn’t remember anything after being in the PCO’s office at Pare until I awoke in the Waikeria At-Risk Unit maybe 3-4 hours later wearing only a heavy canvas straitjacket with the sweat pouring off his brow from the heat.
It should be noted that At-Risk Units are only to be used as a precaution for suicide or when someone is at risk of harm, otherwise they could just get away with abusing prisoners by stripping them of everything, therefore there are strict legal precautions around using At-Risk Units in order to protect prisoners’ rights.
I banged on the cell doors until someone came.
They told me I would be seen by Dave Alty in the morning.
Next morning Dave Alty said to me; “Okay Arthur we’re going to put you in high security or low security.”
I said “You might as well put me in low security otherwise I’d still be in the high security unit, wouldn’t I?
A reliable source told me later that after I became unconscious in the A block PCO’s office at Pare, they carried me down the stairs and out of the block to where medical was called.
They couldn’t really do much because I was unconscious, and they couldn’t get proper readings, but my blood pressure was high, and then I was physically carried out while UNCONSCIOUS and strapped to a seat in the prison van with 6 prison officers and a nurse .
I was driven to Waikeria unconscious, and lifted out into a wheelchair where he was then placed in the At-Risk Unit. It is unheard of transferring a LOW security prisoner to a LOW security prison by FORCE .
I remember the officers’ cameras were turned on and so there is a recording of all that happened. I have put in a request to have the video released to my lawyer and will be having it released to the media (obviously not the Herald ) so the world can see how New Zealand prisoners are treated & the horrific things that often go on behind prison walls where public servants think they are unaccountable.
Arthur was asked directly how he was made unconscious, this was is response…
I’m not sure how they did it . All I remember is backing away in the PCO’s office in A Block , then 6 SERT members pouncing on me , then waking up in a straitjacket in an At Risk cell at Waikeria , covered in sweat ., about 3 hours later . I’ve had inside information that Solomon Nui co ordinated it . He is one of the officers I will be cross examining in March at the Auckland High Court in my NZ BOR claim about the October 2016 blanket strip search at Auckland Prison . I’m also told I was just placed unconscious in the prison van and a doctor didn’t examine me . It’s possible they used a choker hold , or gave me a concussion on the floor are even used a chloroform soaked rag – who knows ? I’ve asked for all CCTV foootage at all points along the way . I’m appealing for anyone who has information to contact my lawyer Richard Francoise in confidence if they prefer. (09) 358 3108 (027) 358 3108 . Perversely , they aren’t allowing me free calls to Richard btw.. Thanks for al your help .
…The Daily Blog is calling upon the Minister to investigate how our blogger came to be choked unconscious and forced into a transfer while he is making valid complaints agains the staff who are abusing him.