Urewera Crims lose appeal

The 4 criminals left standing in the Urewera case have lost their appeals:

The so-called Urewera Four have lost their appeals against conviction and sentence.

In a decision released this afternoon, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by Tame Iti, Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, Urs Signer and Emily Bailey.

Tuhoe activists Iti and Kemara were jailed for two and a half years in May after being found guilty in the High Court at Auckland of firearms offences relating to the 2007 Urewera raids.

Signer and Bailey were each sentenced to nine months of home detention after they were found guilty of unlawful possession of firearms.


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  • botti

    It’s worth keeping in mind what those b8stards were planning.


  • tarkwin

    At last something to restore at least some of my faith in our justice system.

    • Agent BallSack

      Tama Iti must have killed a lot of babies to get 2 and a half years.

  • Is Emily any relation to Ira?

    • Agent BallSack

      Sister. Link here
      Hope Scoop have secured their adserver.

    • Indeed she is BB; brother and sister, and children of activist parents. Ira Bailey was also one of those arrested in the original Urewera raids, but he got off on a technicality.

      Now; about those WINZ kiosks; does anyone SERIOUSLY believe that Bailey (I) just happened to be in a WINZ office with a kiosk, and just happened to have a USB stick with his CV on it? Thought not…

  • cows4me

    What a crock of shit. They lost their appeals, their sentences should be increased for wasting court time and taxpayers money.

  • M3N78L

    “The Court of Appeal was told at the appeal hearing in August
    that Signer, a Swiss with New Zealand residency, could face deportation
    if his convictions were not overturned.
    Bailey, with whom he has a son, may not be allowed into Switzerland because of her firearms convictions.” – source stuff.co.nz
    Awwwwww.. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

    • Sooty

      On completion of sentence Signer should be exported.

  • pukakidon

    At last some sanity in the court system.

    • 2ndAmendment

      They’ve already said they’ll go to Hellen’s hand-appointed Supremes (not changed or replaced by Key of course) so yet more millions will be flushed away on this.

      If the STG had done this properly, gone in to the active camps and taken them out, all the millions, time, energy, effort, etc would all have been saved and we’d have been rid of Tame’s Army terrorists for good. That’s what 2Para & the SAS did about the IRA, what the CRS did about ETA, what the BATF did about WACO…

  • neil palmer

    now he should have his sentece increased and the other fool should be deported