3 Mar 2008

Questions raised about changes to Fiji's Immigration Act ruling out court challenges

5:52 am on 3 March 2008

Serious concerns are being raised after changes were made to Fiji's Immigration Act, which now state the decision of the Immigration Minister to order someone's removal or deportation from the country cannot be challenged in court.

According to the ousted Leader of the Opposition, Mick Beddoes, the interim government's move appears to be an attempt to cover up the deportation of Fiji Sun Publisher, Russell Hunter, last week.

The Citizens Constitutional Forum Executive Director, Reverend Akuila Yabaki, told Fiji Live that despite the changes made to the Immigration Act, the interim government must still comply with the earlier court injunction opposing Mr Hunter's deportation.