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Political turmoil in PNG as Chief Justice is charged with sedition

Political turmoil in PNG as Chief Justice is charged with sedition

Updated 24 May 2012, 22:04 AEST

Police in Papua New Guinea have charged the country's chief justice with sedition after a dramatic attempt to arrest him in court.

Three days after the Supreme Court again ruled Sir Michael Somare to be the country's legitimate Prime Minister, the Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia was locked in a bizzare stand-off with the Deputy Prime Minister, Belden Namah.

Mr Namah earlier today, stormed into the court accompanied by police and senior government ministers to arrest Sir Salamo, whom he's accused of sedition.

Presenter: Scott Bevan

Speaker: Liam Fox, PNG Correspondent

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