A website publisher has lost his appeal against being jailed for contempt of court for publishing a suppressed judgment. Auckland Vincent Siemer was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington last September to six weeks’ jail after being found in contempt of court after a breach of court orders. The breach came after Siemer published a suppressed judgment relating to the Urewera police raids-accused on his website last year. The Supreme Court has dismissed his appeal and ordered him to start his prison sentence on May 25, 2012.
Source: The Dominion Post, 12 May, 2012. P. A3.