|TOP FLIGHT: Peter Williams QC has fought and won major cases.|
The New Zealand lawyer who helped Ballu Khan escape the clutches of the military regime is heading to Fiji to help 74 year old deposed member of Lami, Dr Mere Samisoni.
Peter Williams QC has defended some of the biggest names in New Zealand court history and is reported to have left for Suva this afternoon.
Samisoni and three others - Mataiasi Ragigia, Apete Vereti and Semisi Lasike - are facing conspiracy charges. They are expected to appear in the Suva Magistrate Court tomorrow morning.
Samisoni was taken into custody on December the 30th, two days out from the New Years day announcement by military leader Frank Bainimarama the PER will be lifted next Saturday.
Bainimarama has stressed that public order will be maintained and there is wide belief the removal of the PER is aimed at a facilitating a legitimising of his rule as prime minister.
Peter Williams managed to secure the release of millionaire Ballu Khan in 2008 after he was severely beaten over claims and charged with plotting to kill Bainimarama.
The country's chief censor, Sharon Smith Johns revealed this afternoon Samisoni and the other three people with her would be charged “with the offence urging political violence,” contrary to a military decree passed in 2009.
“The four, between the months of September and December 2011, in Suva in the Central Division intentionally conspired to overthrow by force of violence the Government of Fiji."