May 242012

October 15th Solidarity Group on Sentencing
Thursday, 24 May 2012, 12:53 pm
Press Release: Solidarity On Sentencing

“{The sentences of 2.5 years for Taame Iti and Rangi Kemara are manifestly unjust. This is an outrage. The sentences of Urs Signer and Emily Bailey are equally absurd. The judge sought to retry the entire case at sentencing today and himself decided their fate. It is an outrage.”

“Our four friends may have been sentenced today but it is far from over,” said Valerie Morse from the October 15th Solidarity Group. “We will continue to fight for and support these people until justice is done and all the charges are dropped.”

It has been nearly five years since Operation 8 came to light and the process and punishment continues and is not forgotten.

“These people have been sentenced on charges that were dropped against 13 other people last year. The Supreme Court ruled that the only serious offending was that committed by the police and the Arms Act offences should not have even been pursued.”

Read more about the Sentencing and the trial here