Queen v Selwyn
The sedition trial starts Tuesday - the day after this country celebrates Her Majesty's birthday with a public holiday.
The Crown and myself have managed to come to an agreement on having a lot of their witnesses read instead of having to turn up and give evidence personally - thus saving them the hassle of participating in the circus and the jury gets to go home a couple of days early.
For the Crown to win they must prove I, as a participant in the publication process, had a "seditious intention" at the time. That is only something that I can answer.
Now the NZ Herald went and published one of these texts that the Crown alleges is seditious about a quarter of a million times the day after. But it is assumed that the publishers of the Herald had no seditious intention when they did that even though the text was the same. The Herald publishers must have thought it was reasonable that people were alerted to the content of the document and/or that the words fall short of a credible incitement.
I've already pleaded guilty to being a party to a conspiracy to cause intentional damage so this shit is all unnecessary additional persecution as far as I'm concerned.
Giving people ideas should not be a criminal offence.