Lawyer applies to dismiss charges against CJ

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The National, Wednesday July 18th, 2012

A LAWYER has made a submission at the Waigani Committal Court to dismiss sedition charges against Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia.
Sir Salamo was charged with sedition on May 24.
Sedition is a crime that involves words or actions that are intended to make people rebel against the authority of a state.
His arrest and charges were in relation to a decision by a five-man Supreme Court bench he was part of on May 21 which reinstated Sir Michael Somare as prime minister and ousted Peter O’Neill.
He was charged on April 24, first appeared in court on April 25.
His case was again called yesterday.
His lawyer appeared on his behalf and filed a submission for his charges to be dismissed.
Police prosecution said they would respond to his submission on July 27 when the matter returns to court.