29 May 2012

Sedition case of PNG Supreme Court judge adjourned

1:43 pm on 29 May 2012

A Papua New Guinea Supreme Court judge, Justice Nicholas Kirriwom, who was charged with sedition on Monday, made his first court appearance this morning in Port Moresby and the case has been adjourned until July the 26th.

Judge Kirriwom was arrested yesterday in relation to last week's second ruling that Sir Michael Somare had been illegally removed from office by the rival Peter O'Neill group last August.

That decision has been called illegal and vindictive by the O'Neill caretaker government.

The Chief Justice, Sir Salamo Injia, was charged with sedition over the same matter last week.

His case is also to be heard in late July.