Thursday, May 24, 2012

Papua New Guinea chief justice charged with sedition

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged the country's chief justice with sedition after a dramatic attempt to arrest him in court.

A group of policeman and soldiers earlier stormed into Sir Salomo Injia's courtroom, led by deputy prime minister Beldan Namah.

They attempted to arrest him while he was hearing a Supreme Court Case, but Sir Salomo fled to a separate room in the chambers and locked himself in.

After more than two hours of negotiations, police escorted him to a court room for a formal interview.

He was then charged with sedition and released on bail. Read MoreLink