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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Methodist leaders given additional charge

The Fiji Broadcasting is reporting that seven of the 27 Methodist church Ministers who appeared in a Fiji court today for contravening the Public Emergency Regulations were given an additional charge.

The Methodist church President Reverend Ame Tugaue, General Secretary Tuikilakila Waqairatu and 5 others are now facing another charge of Conspiracy to Disobey a Lawful Order by the Prime Minister and Military Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

The 7 men are alleged to have disobeyed a directive given during a meeting with Bainimarama, who had ordered that they not to hold a Methodist church conference in 2009.

However, between the 12th and 22nd of July 2009 the men allegedly went to the Marama Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa in Lomanikoro, Rewa to discuss the Commander’s decision on the conference.

The DPP says this was in breach of the Public Emergency Regulation where they were not supposed to meet or hold any meeting.

Defence lawyer Aseri Vakaloloma said they needed more time to respond to the additional charge apart from the three other charges which all the 27 accused have pleaded not guilty to.-FBC

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wou what kind of legal dopes run the DPP's office? Are they serious? or are they jest confirming that they will do anything to suckle up to Vore's volo? Sa kua ga a veka.

Anonymous said...

In the red corner - Bainimarama & various cronies - in the white corner - Methodist ministers and the Lotu - place your bets!

Anonymous said...

baini is big aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Terry said...

When will the leaders in the Methodist church take a stand against this regime and refuse to go along with the illegal bail conditions imposed on them by the regime?

Anonymous said...

what the hell is happening to Fiji. sounds like standing orders in the Army been cross decked into the civilian laws... bloody hell get a grip and chuck this idiot out it is just too much embarrassing, please the church stand up and fight for the right of fiji and enough is enough of this vermin running a mock and making a mockery of fiji ... please somebody or some organisation get him out NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Fiji military are just lap dogs to khaiyum and those running the coup. They will do what they are told!!