Judge, Court of Appeal

"The sentence of 15 years' imprisonment with an MPI of seven years and six months is quashed and substituted with a sentence of 11 years' imprisonment with an MPI of five years and six months.
The author of the s 27 report has drawn a connection between Mr Y's offending and his cultural dislocation/vulnerability. We will apply the following discounts to take account of Mr Y's personal circumstances:
(a) Nine months to reflect the cultural dislocation Mr Y experienced when he was taken from Cameroon to France. We appreciate that his upbringing in France probably contributed in a significant way to his subsequent criminal offending.
(b) Three months to reflect the challenges he will face as a foreign national serving a long sentence in New Zealand."

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