25 Nov 2009

Vanuatu court opens inquest into death of beaten prisoner

2:40 pm on 25 November 2009

The Vanuatu Supreme Court has begun an inquest into the death of a prisoner earlier this year at Port Vila Central Hospital.

John Bule died at the hospital allegedly from injuries sustained during his arrest following an escape from the Port Vila Correctional Centre.

It's alleged he was beaten by police when he was arrested.

Two Hospital staff have told the Court that Mr Bule arrived at the hospital with all four limbs broken.