6 Oct 2010

Chaudhry to reappear in Fiji court in November

4:02 pm on 6 October 2010

Fiji's former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, has again appeared in court following his arrest last week for allegedly violating the Public Order Act which prohibit meetings of three or more people.

Mr Chaudhry had seen farmers in the Rakiraki area last week in his capacity as a union leader.

He is also the leader of the Labour Party and was the interim regime's finance minister until August 2008.

Mr Chaudhry and five others charged with him pleaded not guilty.

According to his son, who is a lawyer acting on his behalf, Mr Chaudhry is to appear in court again on November the 11th.

He is to report to the police once a week.

If found guilty, he could face a maximum two-year jail sentence.