KEKE, BROTHER PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN SOLOMONS

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Oct. 10) - In Solomon Islands rebel leader Harold Keke and his brother Joseph Sangu have appeared in the Magistrate's Court in Honiara to face charges that were made against them when they were arrested.

The charges include the attempted murder of a policeman, robbery, having firearms without a license and being a member of an unlawful society.

The chief magistrate David Chetwin says he is satisfied that all evidence in the case is good enough to go to the High Court for trial.

The two men pleaded not guilty, no date has been set for the High Court trial.

Public interest in the trial is high and a large crowd gathered outside the court to see Keke's latest appearance.

October 10, 2003

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