22 Jul 2004

Fiji police analysing treason trial evidence in order to conduct further coup investigations

7:42 pm on 22 July 2004

Fiji police are reported to be closely monitoring all the evidence being given in the current treason trial of vice president Seniloli, and five others.

Local radio says this is to enable police to conduct further investigations into some individuals.

The Police commissioner, Andrew Hughes, says they are trying to gather evidence against certain people who were present at the first swearing-in ceremony, conducted by the coup front man, George Speight, in parliament at the start of the coup.

This ceremony was held before vice president Seniloli and other accused were sworn into Speight's failed administration.

Mr Hughes says the evidence revealed in the trial may also assist them in other cases which are currently before the director of public prosecutions.