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Friday, September 29, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Solomon Islands' new Attorney General, Julian Moti, arrested in POM City

New Attorney General Julian Moti has been arrested in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Australia's Minister for Justice, Senator Chris Ellison, says Julian Moti was arrested in response to an urgent request from the Australian Government.

Senator Ellison says the Australian Government welcomes Papua New Guinea’s assistance, at a very short notice.

He says the Australian Government will seek Mr Moti’s extradition from Papua New Guinea to face prosecution in Australia for an alleged child sex offence.

Senator Ellison says the Australian Government attaches the utmost importance to ensure that persons facing such allegations are brought to trial in Australia.

SIBC News understands that Mr Moti was to have travelled to Honiara today on Air Niugini.

Source: SIBC

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