April 24, 2013
Respite over for Urewera pair
Two of the people convicted of weapons offences stemming from military style training camps in Te Urewera in 2007 are back on home detention.
Yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to hear the appeals of Emily Bailey and Urs Signer means their bail has lapsed and they must serve out the balance of their nine month sentence at their home in the Taranaki settlement of Parihaka.
The pair must wear ankle bracelets so they can be electronically monitored.
Their co-accused, Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, were released from jail six weeks ago but remain on parole until October next year.
Tame Iti told followers on Twitter that he wasn’t going to cry over the Supreme Court decision because he was too busy training for this year’s IronMāori in Napier at the end of the year.
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