6 Oct 2010

Chaudhry due in Fiji court today

9:27 am on 6 October 2010

Fiji's former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, is to appear in court today on charges under the Public Order Act which prohibit meetings of three or more people.

This follows his arrest in Rakiraki last week.

Mr Chaudhry is also the leader of the Labour Party and was the interim regime's finance minister until August 2008.

He is free on bail but says that he has been under surveillance.

"They've followed me and call my party or my union officials to find out where I am, if I'm at a particular place, what I am doing there. So I am being followed, I am under surveillance."

Mahendra Chaudhry