#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Police confirm detainment of Lasaro

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Police confirm detainment of Lasaro

As predicted by Coupfourpointfive, the former head of the Methodist Church in Fiji has been detained.

There were conflicting reports earlier this week that he had been taken in, but in an interview with Radio New Zealand International, Reverend Manasa Lasaro said he wasn't detained yet, but was expecting to be.

Fiji police have now confirmed to Radio Australia he was detained this morning for questioning in Suva.

Senior Superintendant Waisea Tavakau says Lasaro was engaged in suspicious activity but no charges have been laid yet.

Last week, the Methodist Church issued a statement opposing the military regime and flyers were distributed to church members to prepare for a spiritual march.

Reverend Lasaro had predicted he would be detained and said he was not worried.