Tame Iti’s parole means he can start to move on
14 February 2013
Tame Iti’s parole means he can
start to move on
The decision by the Parole Board
to grant parole to Tame Iti following 9 months in prison
further demonstrates that the entire process has been a
waste of taxpayer money, the Green Party said today.
Iti should never have been sentenced to prison in the first
place, and his release today by the Parole Board shows that
he never actually posed a threat to the community,” said
Green Party justice spokesperson David Clendon.
sentences given to Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara
were at the harsh end of the scale. They can rightly feel
they were punished more for the serious charges that the
Crown failed to prove, than for those they were eventually
“The community of Ruatoki and others
caught up in this excessive use of police and government
powers are still waiting for an apology five and a half
years on. The Crown should now take this opportunity to
apologise and allow Mr Iti and others to move on with their
lives,” Mr Clendon
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