7 Sep 2007

Fiji regime vows not to tamper with Qarase court case

1:01 pm on 7 September 2007

The interim regime in Fiji is assuring that the legal challenge by the deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase will be allowed to proceed.

This comes despite the re-imposition of emergency laws aimed at Mr Qarase who is challenging the legality of the military's overthrow of his government in December last year.

While the interim government suspended the Chief Justice this year for reasons it hasn't explained, its Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum claims that they have never interfered in the judiciary and won't do so with regard to the former Prime Minister's challenge.

"The matter is set for hearing in October, 2nd of October i understand the hearing commences and is set down for three to four weeks. I mean that will obviously proceed. There are some interlocutory matter next week and that will proceed also."

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum