8 March 2011
The Court Martial of New Zealand will sit at Linton Military Camp on Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 0900 hours, and it is anticipated that proceedings will last for one day.
A sergeant is facing two charges of ill treating a person of lower rank.
As the evidence relating to the charge is sub judice, no further information relating to the charges or the ranks and names of the personnel involved will be promulgated at this time.
For further information or to advise that you wish to attend the Court Martial please contact Paul Stein on 06 351 9077 or 021 409 033
For security reasons, please note that we require names of all personnel intending to visit the camp in advance, and on the day photographic identification will also be required. An escort will be provided on arrival. Dress for attendees is tidy attire, men to wear ties, females to wear equivalent dress standard.
Journalists wishing to attend this Court Martial should note that they must be fully informed of each day’s events and not rely on NZDF personnel to tell them of the Court’s proceedings, or tell them of a verdict. Journalists must be in Court to cover its proceedings. Any breach of a Court Martial’s suppression order/s could result in contempt.