|In court again: Williams and Samisoni|
The deposed SDL member, Mere Samisoni, has another hearing today but there's no guarantee the illegal government will be ready to allow the case to move on.
Samisoni's last four hearings have been delayed because the prosecution has consistently failed to provide disclosures to her legal team, which is led by the top flight New Zealand, lawyer Peter Williams QC.
|Charges withdrawn: Kepa|
The family of the 70 year old grandmother and supporters say not knowing the nature of the allegations or alleged evidence makes it rather difficult to ensure a 'fair' process.
Samisoni is being accused with three others of treason related offences and as with the charges against Jagath Karunaratne, the public prosecuting team are finding it hard to proceed with the case, presumably because it doesn't have the evidence.
Bloggers will recall the regime was eventually forced to drop its allegations against the chief of the Rewa province, Ro Teimumu Kepa last year after failing to mount a credible case against her, despite several attempts to make the charges stick.
Samisoni was illegally detained in the New Year for several days before she was finally charged and was one of the last to be accused under the Public Emergency Regulations.