19 Jun 2015

Rumours in Nauru more MPs to be arrested

11:49 am on 19 June 2015

There is speculation in Nauru that another two MPs are about to be arrested.

This follows charges of disrupting Parliament brought against former justice minister Mathew Batsiua and the confiscation of Roland Kun's passport.

Now Squire Jeremiah and former president Sprent Dabwido are expecting to be arrested in the wake of protests earlier this week outside Parliament.

All four MPs, along with another former minister, Dr Kieren Keke, have been suspended from Parliament since May last year.

Both Mr Dabwido and Mr Jeremiah are the MPs for Meneng district and the lack of representation motivated that district's people to protest

Mr Jeremiah says the prospect of arrest is not a big concern and he says he has not done anything wrong.

"Because we are trying to demonstrate ourselves to the Government and the Government is trying to knock us off. They are trying to prevent us from expressing our constitutional rights."

Nauru police and the government continue to refuse to give any explanation for their actions.

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