21 Apr 2010

Church ministers charged with disobeying Fiji leader

3:49 pm on 21 April 2010

Prosecutors in Fiji have charged seven Methodist Church ministers with conspiring to disobey military commander and interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama in July last year.

The Fijilive website reports they are among 27 church ministers charged with violating the Public Emergency Regulation by organising and/or participating in a Methodist Church standing committee meeting.

The case has been adjourned until 25 May.

The interim regime has meanwhile banned the Methodists' annual conference until 2014.