6 Aug 2018

Nauru 19 have six week wait over stay application

From , 3:04 pm on 6 August 2018

The nineteen Nauru men facing charges over an anti-government protest will have to wait until September 13th to find out if they are free.

The men were charged after an anti-government protest outside the Nauru parliament in June 2015.

They were protesting what had been a year long suspension of five MPs from the Nauru Parliament,  including a former president and senior cabinet minister.

The charges they face include rioting, disturbing the legislature and entering a restricted area - namely the airport, which is adjacent to the parliament.

Don Wiseman has been keeping an eye on developments and told Jamie Tahana the latest.

Crowds gather in Nauru

Crowds gather in Nauru Photo: supplied/ Shane Bazzi