|TRADE UNIONIST'S ARREST FLAGGED: Gillard asked to step in and prevent Felix Anthony being taken in.|
An eleventh hour plea has been made by Australian unions to the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to prevent the imminent arrest of FTUC's general secretary, Felix Anthony.
In a letter from the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Ged Kearney, the umbrella union urges the Australian government to intervene.
ACTU has asked Gillard to direct the Australian Ambassador to Fiji to warn the regime against the arrest of any trade unionists, in particular Felix Anthony.
FTUC's president, Daniel Urai, and fellow union official, Dinesh Goundar have already been arrested and appeared in court yesterday, charged with unlawful assembly under the Public Emergency Regulations.
The regime intends to arrest all three of the trade unionists who went to Australia and New Zealand revently to lobby for help over the regime's plan to crackdown even more on workers, via decrees.
Rajeshwar Singh is understood to be still in Australia but should be returning to Fiji this weekend.