13 Nov 2015

Nauru opposition MPs get lawyer breakthrough

4:49 pm on 13 November 2015

Three Nauru opposition MPs, who are still waiting for their day in court five months after being charged over an anti-government protest, have finally got one of their three lawyers accredited.

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David Lambourne, a former Nauru secretary of justice, has been given accreditation, but MPs Mathew Batsiua, Squire Jeremiah and Sprent Dabwido are still trying to have their lead counsels, Arthur Moses and Jay Williams, allowed into the country.

There are no lawyers on the island able to represent the MPs.

The MPs hope next week to secure visas for the two men, while the next court hearing is for November 23rd.

Along with the MPs another 17 people are facing similar charges.

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