News – UK – “Bitterness from 10 Years of Injustice” still swirls around a man whose wife was one of 115 killed in the CTV building


“The bitterness of 10 years of injustice” is still felt in CTV Families Group spokesman Maan Alkaisi, whose wife Maysoon was one of 115 dead in the CTV building on the day of the Christchurch earthquake / p>

No collapse charges have been brought a decade later, despite a 2017 report for the Crown Attorney recommending that engineers Alan Ray and David Harding be charged with manslaughter

On 10 On the 50th anniversary of the earthquake that killed 185 people, Alkaisi continues to campaign for justice for his wife and the 114 other people who died in the CTV building

“We know that there are numerous design flaws that lead to significant deviations from normal practice What hurts the most that we know the engineer who designed this flawed building was aware of the construction issues, ”he said

“He was a specialist in earthquake engineering but didn’t take any action to fix the construction problems, risking people, and then we have one of the biggest technical failures in New Zealand”

Alkaisi couldn’t find answers on how the 2017 police recommendation to charge manslaughter did not mean prosecution

“We learn from our complaint to the Independent Police Conduct Authority that there are no records or records showing that anything has happened from this document until the announcement,” he said

“So many questions remain unanswered We tried to find records, documents and evidence so that we could be convinced that the police’s decision was the right one

“I went to see Mr. Peter Reid, the superintendent in charge of this investigation I couldn’t get an answer I went to the police inspector and couldn’t get an answer”I went to the attorney general and couldn’t get a response. I went to the Independent Police Conduct Authority, couldn’t get a response, and that’s why after 10 years I stand here feeling the bitterness of 10 years of injustice”

Alkaisi said his late wife, who worked as a doctor in the CTV building, was the inspiration for 10 years of tireless campaigning

“Much of my strength and determination comes from Maysoon She taught me a lot about it She was beautiful, she was smart, she was proud of her job, “he said

“Losing her in such an unfair fight, losing her because someone was trying to make money, is very hurtful”

For so many, it was still crucial that the families of the victims were given a chance at justice, Alkaisi


“We want to apply the rule of law, we want a fair trial with a judge and jury because we can learn a lot from it,” he said

“We can learn how to prevent this from happening together It is important for all New Zealanders that the victims’ families know exactly what happened””

“It is only through determination that we change things to improve life for the next generation”

“I don’t want this to happen to my three daughters, my three granddaughters, all my friends and everyone else in New Zealand”

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News – GB – “Bitterness from 10 years of injustice” is still a problem for a man whose wife is one of 115 women killed in CTV was building