By Patrick O’Connor in Australia:
Papua New Guinea report highlights illegality of Moti arrest
13 March 2010
The Papua New Guinean parliament has released a report by the Ombudsman Commission into the events of September–October 2006, beginning with the arrest of the then pending Solomon Islands’ attorney general, Julian Moti, at the behest of Australian Federal Police (AFP). The ombudsman concluded that the “initial arrest and detention of Moti was unlawful and in breach of the Extradition Act”. The finding is further confirmation of the illegal and provocative character of the protracted witch-hunt waged by the Australian government against the international and constitutional lawyer.
By Patrick O’Connor, 2 June 2010:
Public prosecutors yesterday asked the Queensland Court of Appeal to overturn the legal victory recorded by former Solomon Islands Attorney General Julian Moti late last year when the Australian government’s attempt to prosecute him on politically motivated statutory rape charges was blocked by the Queensland Supreme Court.
The former Solomon Islands’ attorney general is once again threatened with trial on politically motivated statutory rape allegations, following a decision last month by the Queensland Supreme Court of Appeal to overturn an earlier court ruling that the charges be dismissed: here.
Former Solomon Islands’ Attorney General Julian Moti is preparing a High Court challenge to the Australian government’s politically motivated attempt to prosecute him on statutory rape charges: here.
The Australian Labor government’s vendetta against former Solomon Islands’ attorney general Julian Moti on trumped up rape allegations has suffered a devastating blow: here.
The Australian High Court is hearing an appeal by former Solomon Islands’ Attorney General Julian Moti alleging that the government’s attempt to prosecute him is politically motivated and unlawful: here.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip has accused the Australian Labor government of plotting to bring down his government: here.
WikiLeaks cables reveal US role in Australia’s “regime change” in Solomon Islands: here.
Manasseh Sogavare was nominated as the prime minister of Solomon Islands on Tuesday, following national elections held last month. Sogavare is returning to office seven years after he was removed from office through a lawless, dirty-tricks campaign waged by the Australian government: here.
Documents leaked by US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show that New Zealand’s intelligence agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), used the NSA search tool XKeyscore to spy on high-ranking officials in the Solomon Islands government: here.