18 Jan 2010

Fiji police question two after organising meeting of about 30 people

1:03 pm on 18 January 2010

Fiji police have questioned and released two people for allegedly breaching the Public Emergency Regulation.

An assistant spokesperson, Sergeant Suliano Tevita, has told the website Fijivillage that the two allegedly organised a meeting at a hotel in Suva where more than 30 people gathered.

It is alleged that the public gathering took place without a permit as required under the Public Emergency Regulation.

The interim regime imposed the emergency rules in April when the constitution was abrogated after a court found that the Bainimarama interim government was illegal.

The emergency rules were last renewed two weeks ago.

Last week, the interim prime minister banned the annual Methodist Church conference until 2014.