A man who claimed he had “the right to shoot the Prime Minister” for treason and treachery was sentenced last year.
It is one of at least eight such threats against Jacinda Ardern
to have entered the court system amid a rise in violent rhetoric against politicians generally and Ardern
David Anthony Ruck, 45, of Christchurch, was sentenced in July last year on a charge of threatening to kill or do grievous bodily harm.
He was held on remand in Christchurch prison and released on community detention last week, a Corrections document shared by Ruck shows.