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Nauru's Opposition claims Government has threatened to declare a state-of-emergency

Nauru's Opposition claims Government has threatened to declare a state-of-emergency

Updated 22 January 2014, 10:29 AEDT

Nauru's opposition claims the government has threatened to declare a state-of-emergency.

It says the threat was made by government minister, Shadlog Bernicke, after a scuffle at the airport on Sunday with supporters of the now-deported Resident Magistrate Peter Law.

It follows the weekend's judicial crisis when Mr Law was deported and Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames had his visa cancelled.

Opposition Leader Matthew Batsiua says the government has made it clear it will not tolerate any further interference in the outcomes it wants to achieve.

The Government is yet to explain why it is not following the orders of the Supreme Court in overturning Peter Law's deportation order.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts.

Speaker: Nauru's opposition leader Matthew Batsiua

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