Police heavily criticised for 2007 Tuhoe Raids – Police actions “contrary to law” – report
(Radio NZ) A landmark report has heavily criticised the police for illegally searching and detaining people, and for setting up unlawful roadblocks, during the Urewera raids in October 2007. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Wednesday released the findings of its investigation of the ...Continue Reading...
Urewera Raids – Police refuse to apologise
Police are refusing to apologise about the Urewera raids ahead of an investigation into their conduct being released. Police Commissioner Peter Marshall said he was sorry that innocent people were “frightened and inconvenienced” but police had to act on information. “We were ...Continue Reading...
‘Urewera 18′ charges dropped – Govt wastes “hundreds of thousands of dollars”
The NZ Herald (Savage, 6/9/11) has reported that ALL firearms charges against the “Urewera 18” arrested after police raids on alleged military training camps in the Ureweras have been dropped. Four of the accused, including Tame Iti, will still stand trial on charges of ...Continue Reading...
Urewera 18 seek right to a jury trial – support them 3 March 2011 Wellington
(Source | No Rigth Turn) The Urewera 18′s appeal against the decision to deny them a jury trial goes before the Court of Appeal in Wellington tomorrow. Its an important appeal; what’s at stake here is the credibility of the trial, and by extension of our entire justice system. ...Continue Reading...
Justice delayed, now denied, the Urewera 18
(Source | Kiwipolitico blog) Rather than ring out the old year and ring in the new year with the usual inane rubbish about new beginnings and fresh starts, ……annual lists, countdowns etc., how about we use the occasion for a reality check, in this case a reality check on the state ...Continue Reading...
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