13 Jan 2015

Suspended Samoa newspaper editor accused of breaching bail

9:05 am on 13 January 2015

The police in Samoa are looking into an alleged breach of bail conditions by the suspended government newspaper editor, Tupuola Terry Tavita.

It comes after the adopted father of the complainant wrote to the Prime Minister and the Attorney General asking for help, after friends and family members of the editor approached the victim and her family to withdraw the complaint.

The police say one of the bail conditions is for the accused not to approach the victim.

However, the family of the victim wrote that they have been approached four times, and said that they were told the Prime Minister and Attonery General were behind the efforts to withdraw the case.

Neither could be contacted for comment.