Interpreters have served with New Zealand troops in Afghanistan and deserve protection and if need be new homes in this country.
Messages of support underlining NZ's moral obligation to assist these people, sent to the Prime Minister John Key, might assist in saving these lives.
I have contacted you on an individual rather than a professional basis, in other words, outside my employment, and this message does not implicate my institution in any way.
Associate Professor of French,
Editor, New Zealand Journal of French Studies,
School of Languages & Cultures,
Victoria University of Wellington,
PO Box 600,
ph +64 (0) 4 463 5797
fax +64 (0) 4 463 5419