A former president of Nauru says the government has cancelled his passport to prevent him from seeking urgent medical treatment overseas.
Sprent Dabwido, who has been charged with other former MPs for their alleged role in a protest outside parliament in 2015, says the court allowed him to travel and issued him his passport.
However, on appearing at the airport yesterday for his flight, he was told that the Justice Minister, David Adeang, had personally intervened and cancelled the passport.
Mr Dabwido told Alex Perrottet his doctor has told him his heart condition is life-threatening.
He says Mr Adeang is evil.