Crown seeks to lay terrorism charge against Auckland man

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The Crown’s bid to charge an Auckland man with terrorism has been heard in court this morning.

He is just the second person to face such an allegation in New Zealand’s legal history after the Christchurch mosque shooter was charged last year.

The man, who has interim name suppression, appeared via AVL link in the High Court at Auckland as the Crown continued to seek to charge him under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002.

A lengthy debate was held between Crown prosecutor Henry Steele and defence lawyer Belinda Sellars, QC, about the interpretation of the act.

Further details about the case cannot be reported by the Herald due to suppression orders.

The decision on whether or not the charge can be laid will be made by Justice Mathew Downs.

He has reserved his decision on the case.

Crown seeks to lay terrorism charge against Auckland man