24 Dec 2007

Julian Moti court bid to prevent explusion from Solomons fails

5:55 am on 24 December 2007

The Solomon Island's Attorney General, Julian Moti, has failed in a High Court bid to prevent the government from sending him back to Australia to face charges.

However the presiding judge, Chief Justice Albert Palmer, ruled Julian Moti's rights to remain in the country were by virtue of his appointment as Attorney General and not as an individual.

The decision over whether he remained as Attorney General was a government executive decision and not a legal one.

However the newly sworn in cabinet has yet to announce when Julian Moti will be handed over to the Australian government to face sex charges.