• Stranded Pacific lawmaker flees to New Zealand


    WELLINGTON: A Nauru opposition figure who dramatically escaped from the Pacific nation this week after being trapped there for a year said on Wednesday the rule of law had broken down and its citizens were living in fear. Wellington-based Roland Kun traveled to Nauru last year for a four-day visit but ended up stranded for 12 months after the island’s government revoked his passport and accused him of inciting a riot. Kun, who at the time was an opposition lawmaker, was never charged but his requests for a new passport were denied, stopping him from traveling. He only managed to flee this week after New Zealand secretly issued him one of its own passports, reuniting with his wife and three children in his adopted homeland on Monday.



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