11 Oct 2005

Trial of former militants in Solomon Islands for the alleged killing of another militant adjourned

8:05 pm on 11 October 2005

The High Court of Solomon Islands today went into adjournment on the first day of the Selwyn Saki murder trial.

The long awaited trial was adjourned this morning following a application by the Director of Public Prosecutions, John Barry, wanting more time to consider new evidence that could be crucial to his case.

Nine former members of the militia group, the Malaita Eagle Force, have been charged over the killing of Selwyn Saki.

Six of them, including prominent lawyer Lesley Kwaiga and one of the militia's leaders, Jimmy Rasta Lusibaea after facing a murder charge.

The trial will resume tomorrow morning at 9:30 am.