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Petition for Justice for Billy Te Kahika and Vinny Eastwood

This is about all of us!

On March 30, 2023, New Zealand Civil Liberties activist, former politician, and Pastor Billy Te Kahika were sentenced to 4 months in jail for breaching the New Zealand Covid-19 Health Response Act 2020, while protesting against lockdown harm and Government overreach. He was arrested and sentenced with alternative media activist Vinny Eastwood, who was given 3 months in jail.

We are calling for a petition to direct the world's attention to Mr. Te Kahika and Mr. Eastwood’s plight and request that the New Zealand Government either completely dismiss their charges or remove the severe and unjust prison sentence.

They were arrested in August 2021 during a level 4 lockdown declared over just one case of Covid-19 for a small protest of around 100 people that was peaceful, outdoors with no property damaged or cases of Covid coming from it.

20,000 at Black Lives Matter Protests

Black Lives Matter had approximately 20,000 people at two huge protests in Auckland and Wellington during a level 2 lockdown a year earlier with no masks or social distancing - there was not one arrest.

On April 1, 2023, it was reported in the Gisborne Herald a woman violently killed a 73-year-old cancer patient in her care, lied about it for a year, and was sentenced to 12 months of home detention.

Harshest Sentence of its Kind

Mr. Te Kahika’s sentence to prison is the harshest sentence of its kind given in the Western world to date at a time when the State Governments in Australia dropped and reimbursed all fines and punishments of people who resisted Covid lockdown laws. The UK Government has a non-imprisonment approach to the same laws and it is now widely understood lockdowns caused massive harm and offered no benefit.

Mr. Te Kahika has been persecuted by the New Zealand Government for almost twenty months and vilified endlessly by Government funded mainstream media.

Both Mr. Te Kahika and Mr. Eastwood are non-violent family men with Mr. Te Kahika, a Pastor, a community services contributor and a former member of the New Zealand Army and Police with no previous convictions.

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