Thursday, April 05, 2007

Selwyn loses

Tim Selwyn has lost his appeal against his sedition conviction. While the Court of Appeal agreed that the judge had misdirected the jury, it believed that no miscarriage of justice had occured, and that the pamphlets "could not be construed in any other way than as an expression of seditious intention". There's no suggestion that the affirmation of freedom of speech in the BORA was considered or even argued - but that may have been rendered impossible by Selwyn opting for a jury trial.

I'll post a link to the judgement if it becomes available online.


I guess Tim must be due for release any day now, having served half his sentence.

Posted by Rich : 4/05/2007 02:15:00 PM

Not so Rich. Looks like he got another couple of years added on....

See the wikipedia article under Tim Selwyn...

Someone up there has it in for our Timothy...

Posted by Anonymous : 4/07/2007 05:53:00 PM