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Waihopai Ploughshares Trial - The Defence Case

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 10:48 am | Bryan Law

"In nearly 35 years of doing this job I can't think of a case where I've felt more redundant. After the compelling, eloquent way these defendants have shared their stories, anything I say is a pale imitation." - Mike Knowles (counsel for Adrian ... More >>

Waihopai Ploughshares Trio Acquitted On Charges

Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 7:11 pm | Bryan Law

Before the report below from Bryan Law was published - shortly after 6pm tonight - the Jury of 11 returned with not-guilty verdicts for all defendants on all charges. The three defendants had been charged with intentional damage and entering a property ... More >>

Bryan Law: Waihopai Ploughshares Trial - Day 7

Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 7:43 pm | Bryan Law

It seems an age ago, but the Waihopai defendants finished their personal testimony only last Friday 12 March. The time since has been spent in legal discussion and decision-making by the Judge and legal Counsel. More >>

Bryan Law: Waihopai Ploughshares Trial - Day 5

Saturday, 13 March 2010, 12:51 pm | Bryan Law

The testimony and cross-examination of the Waihopai defendents is complete. Defence counsel are well pleased so far. Adi Leason enlivened the jury. Peter Murnane educated them. Sam Land loved and honoured them. More >>

Waihopai Ploughshares Trial: Day Three

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 10:56 am | Bryan Law

In Court, Adi Leason re-commenced his testimony where it’d been interrupted by the power failure on Tuesday. His Counsel Mike Knowles by asking him “When and how you decided the work of Waihopai base was so important to you that you had to ... More >>

Waihopai Ploughares Trial: Day Two

Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 12:18 pm | Bryan Law

The whole morning today, and part of the afternoon was taken up with legal argument. The Court was closed, the jury confined to their room, during this process. Because of sub judice rules (and their technical nature) I’m not going to describe here ... More >>

Day One of the Waihopai Ploughshares trial

Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 12:10 pm | Bryan Law

Around 100 people from Wellington gathered at the Cenotaph next to Parliament house, with banners and signs and an abundance of goodwill. At 9 am we all processed to the District Court building and sang in support of the 3 defendants. More >>




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