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TVNZ: Man in court on sedition charges

The trial of an Auckland man charged with two counts of sedition is underway.

Tim Selwyn denies publishing pamphlets that the Crown alleges called on people to react with lawlessness and disorder.  He was involved in an incident in 2004 during which an axe was thrown through the Prime Minister's electorate office in Mount Albert.

The Crown told the Auckland District Court that Selwyn left pamphlets at the scene and in Ponsonby calling on others to react with similar civil disobedience.

The Crown says to find him guilty the jury must decide if the pamphlets did call on a similar response to his own and whether Selwyn knew that is what the material set out to do.

There's extensive coverage of the trial and the history of sedition in New Zealand on my blog.

by IdiotSavant on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 12:44:11 AM EST
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