9 Sep 2015

Photographer attacked outside Vanuatu court

9:46 am on 9 September 2015

A freelance photographer in Vanuatu was bashed outside court yesterday following a hearing of the Members of Parliament accused of bribery.

Our correspondent says nearby police witnessed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serge Vohor, attack a photographer who was taking photos for the Daily Post newspaper.

Sixteen MPs are in court facing charges of bribery, relating to efforts to overthrow the previous Joe Natuman government.

The editor of the Daily Post, Royson Willie, was another witness to the attack.

Other witnesses say Mr Vohor then walked to his car and drove away.

The photographer was advised by the police to file a formal complaint against Mr Vohor.

Serge Vohor 2012

Serge Vohor Photo: Graham Crumb

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