Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fiji's highest court ruled that President Ratu Josefa Iloilo acted within his power when he installed Commodore Frank Bainimarama after a successful coup in 2006.

Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who as ousted by then miliatry commander Bainimarama said the ruling in the coup-plagued South Pacific nation could lead to future instability.

The Associated Press

Fiji court dismisses claim against coup
The Associated Press - 57 minutes ago
SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Fiji's High Court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge by the former prime minister arguing that his dismissal in a military coup in 2006 was illegal.
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The Associated Press

Bomb threat halts Fiji coup ruling
ABC Online, Australia - 15 hours ago
By Australia Network's Sean Dorney In Suva, a bomb threat has interrupted the delivery of the Fiji High Court judgement on the legality of the military-led ...
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