Tame Iti responds to Court Appeal decision
29 October 2012
Tame Iti responded to the 40-page Court of
Appeal document dismissing his appeal today.
decision really only affects my body... not my mind or
thinking - I AM free and I will continue to use my time in
Waikeria constructively, I paint everyday and contribute to
the prison community.
New Zealand knows me as a Tuhoe
activist, so they will be pleased to learn that even in
prison... I remain an active Tuhoe."
Iti's eldest son and
whanau spokesperson Wairere commented on future plans,"We
are not discounting a Supreme Court Appeal but these things
take time and money. Dad has parole hearings just around the
corner...so we are weighing up our
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