|NAMOSI PROTEST:Anti-mining stand reportedly linked to Samisoni's arrest.|
|The SDL member spoke at a democracy rally in Australia recently.|
Samisoni has not had access to legal counsel and neither have her family been able to confirm the charges against her, although it's believed she is accused of inciting political unrest.
Her daughter, Vanessa Charters, says the timing of her arrest, just before New Year's Eve, is questionable and probably deliberate. "Nevertheless the family has been able to get word to contacts within the United Nations, the World Bank and the foreign offices of Australia and New Zealand and the UK."
It's thought Samisoni's detainment coincides with the leaking of photographs of a rare protest in the Namosi highlands west of Suva, against a planned gold and copper mine operated by Australia’s Newcrest Mining Ltd. The protest took place just over a fortnight ago (December14.)