6 July 2021 Apia Samoa. Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil has confirmed the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) have filed a criminal complaint against Faatuatua i Le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST).
“We have received a criminal complaint from HRPP claiming various allegations against various members of FAST, including their lawyers,” said Su’a Fuiavailiili responding to questions from SGN.
The Commissioner says the case has been referred to the Criminal Investigations Unit. More information will be made available should the matter proceed any further.
The complaint was filed on behalf of the HRPP political party by its Secretary, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi.
As health authorities and the nation’s national emergency operations team work to keep the global coronavirus pandemic out, the people of Samoa continue to endure a national crisis within its borders.
A stand-off between the two political parties has impacted the nation since its April 9th general election.
The HRPP Caretaker government continues to run the Executive arm of Samoa’s democratic governance system, while the Judiciary have dealt with numerous battles between the two political parties over the past three months; over the interpretation and application of the country’s Constitution. The third arm of Parliament has not convened since the general election which is the contentious issue now at the heart of the political stalemate facing Samoa.