A Hamilton taxi driver jailed for sexually assaulting two female passengers has had his appeal against his conviction and sentencing dismissed. Abdirahim Sheikh Mohamed Guled, who covered up his security camera with cardboard prior to the assaults, was sentenced to 10 years’ prison in the Hamilton District Court in December 2014 after a jury found… Continue reading Hamilton taxi driver’s rape appeal dismissed
Hamilton Mohammed poster may incite hate speech A poster with photos and details of four rapists with the heading “Beware Mohammed” has been plastered on a transformer at a busy Hamilton intersection. The poster is not illegal, because the details are factually correct. However, Canterbury University dean of law Ursula Cheer said there may be… Continue reading Hamilton Mohammed poster may incite hate speech.
The judge had told the jury they had to guard against prejudice in a case of a refugee Somalian, HIV positive, taxi driver and not think about stereotypes such as people with HIV shouldn’t have sex or that all Muslims were terrorists. VERDICT: A Wellington District Court jury took seven hours to find Abdirazak Yussuf… Continue reading Taxi driver found guilty of rape
A Wellington District Court jury took seven hours yesterday to find Abdirazak Yussuf Mussa, 56, of Miramar guilty of two charges of rape but found him not guilty on a charge of abducting the 18-year-old with intent to have sex. Mussa, who is HIV positive, picked the complainant up in his Wellington Competitive taxi in… Continue reading Taxi driver found guilty of rape