The manslaughter conviction of six Italian scientists and a government official for underestimating the risks of an earthquake has sparked a range reactions from experts in New Zealand.
Examples of New Zealand commentary on the Italian trial:
Otago Daily Times: Alarm at quake scientist convictions
Newstalk ZB: Kiwis among supporters for jailed quake scientists
Otago Daily Times: Quake convictions ‘wouldn’t happen’ here
The Press: Jail For Quake Scientists ‘Disappointing’
TVNZ News: Italian Quake Convictions Unlikely in NZ
National Business Review: Should scientists be criminally liable for poor quake communication?