8 Aug 2007

Solomons puts Moti questions to Australian prosecutors

1:50 pm on 8 August 2007

The Solomon Islands Government is launching a campaign to try to convince Australian prosecutors to drop child sex charges against the Australian lawyer it controversially appointed as Attorney General.

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has tabled in Parliament a total of 666 questions it wants Australia's Director of Public Prosecutions, Damian Bugg, to answer.

Mr Sogavare says the the Australian accusations against Julian Moti are a malicious conspiracy and a sham.

He says his government had information that Mr Bugg had not personally looked at the Moti file, yet his name was being used to authenticate the prosecution.