Aotearoa/NZ: Write to Taame and Rangi

Aotearoa Indymedia: Letters to Taame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara can be sent to:

(name of person)
Mt Eden Corrections Facility
Private Bag 92625
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150 
Aotearoa/NZ
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Philippines: paint attack on Indonesian embassy

325: 24 May 2012 – Solidarity Action For Eat and Billy

A paint bomb attack against the Indonesian Embassy happened May 24,
2012 in the vicinity of Makati, Philippines. Around 1am a group of people started to throw a black paint to the wall and inside the perimeter of the said embassy. After that they left leaflets on the scene stating:

FREEDOM TO EAT AND BILLY,

FREEDOM TO ALL THE VICTIMS OF STATE REPRESSION,

STOP THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION,

INDONESIAN STATE IS THE REAL TERRORIST.

NSW: Police sued over 2010 Yamba riots arrests

May 25: A GROUP of people – including six juveniles – who were cleared over the so-called Yamba riots is suing the New South Wales Police for millions of dollars in compensation.

A police truck was torched, another badly damaged and officers were pelted with bricks on an industrial estate just outside the north coast seaside town during a Valentine’s Day party in 2010 that attracted a mob of more than 100 people.

But when the case got to court, the adults were all acquitted and the police withdrew all charges against the juveniles after a magistrate criticised the police case as “too unreliable”.

The 16 are now claiming damages for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault and mental trauma. Continue reading “NSW: Police sued over 2010 Yamba riots arrests”

Aotearoa/NZ: Urewera Four sentenced

May 24: Taame Iti and Rangi Kemara were sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Urs Signer and Emily Bailey had their sentences adjourned but will be sentenced to nine months home detention.

The four were found guilty in May on a number of firearms charges but the jury was hung on the more serious charge of ‘participation in an organised criminal group’. They were the only people brought to trial after 20 were arrested in 2007, when over 300 police carried out dawn raids on dozens of houses across the country.

The sentencing judge said one of those involved held extreme anarchist views and there was talk among the participants of killing, using explosives to kill, and attempts to “smash the state”.

Around 100 people gathered outside Mt Eden Prison in Auckland the evening after sentences were handed down. A demonstration is planned outside of Wellington High Court this Friday (25 May) at noon. Another protest will take place at Mt Eden Prison on Saturday 26th May at 2pm, and in front of the Christchurch Central Police station this Saturday (26th May) at 4pm. Continue reading “Aotearoa/NZ: Urewera Four sentenced”

Singapore: Disgruntled maid puts menstrual blood in boss’s coffee

Workers against work: A domestic worker in the western Singapore town of Choa Chu Kang pleaded guilty in court today (May 22) to mixing her menstrual blood into a cup of coffee she had prepared for her employer.

The incident reportedly occurred last year; no motive for the crime was given. The 24-year-old Indonesian woman who goes by the name Jumiah had been working as a maid for a year prior to the coffee “mischief.”

She now faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, as well as a large fine. Her employer, meanwhile, faces a lifetime of making his own coffee. Continue reading “Singapore: Disgruntled maid puts menstrual blood in boss’s coffee”

Indonesia: trial verdict for Eat and Billy

Negasi: The two combatants in Yogyakarta, Billy Augustan and Reyhard Rumbayan (Eat)  finally returned to stand trial for the eighth hearing. The trial was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Billy & Eat were sentenced for 1 year 8 months.

Both comrades had been in prison since October 7, 2011, shortly after the successful attack on the capital property. Continue reading “Indonesia: trial verdict for Eat and Billy”