PNG opposition contempt case in court

2:05 pm on 6 February 2018

The cases of five opposition MPs in Papua New Guinea charged with contempt of court began in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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The Post Courier reported the charges relate to a warrant of arrest for the prime minister over allegations of corruption.

Those allegations were withdrawn late last year after the Supreme Court found the warrant defective..

Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch and his fellow MPs Sir Mekere Morauta, Brian Kramer, Kerenga Kua and Belden Namah are all being accused of discussing the details of the case in mainstream and social media while the matter was still before the courts.

The contempt case will be back in court on 19 February.