Auckland Attack: New Zealand Tried to Deport Terrorist for Years Without Success

Samsudeen walked to an Auckland supermarket on Friday and started stabbing random individuals, injuring seven before being shot by police. Three of the casualties remain in critical condition, while three others are in stable or moderate condition. Authorities added that the seventh victim was healing at home.

New Zealand authorities spent more than four years attempting to deport the terrorist who stabbed multiple people in a store in Auckland, the nation’s Radio New Zealand reported on Saturday.

Since suppression orders prohibiting the release of information about the terrorist’s identity, history, or immigration status expired on Friday night, the outlet revealed that immigration officials were attempting to have his refugee status terminated because it was thought to have been obtained under false pretenses.

After then 22-year-old Samsudeen first came to New Zealand in 2011 under a student visa, he reportedly applied for refugee status, claiming that he and his father had had major issues with the Sri Lankan authorities because of their political backgrounds.

Back then, according to the media, Samsudeen’s initial application was turned down by Immigration New Zealand in 2012 because his allegation was deemed untrustworthy. After filing an appeal, the Immigration and Protection Tribunal recognized Samsudeen as a refugee in December 2013. 

The future terrorist was successful in appealing this decision in court, as he reportedly said before the justice that…

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