Anti-government protest

'Nauru 19' again seek permanent stay

In the new trial, which began on Tuesday, the Nauru 19 are seeking for the second time to have a permanent stay placed on the charges.

The prosecution view is that any attempt to stay the charges cannot be heard since the higher Appeals Court has already ruled on the matter.

In June this year, the Appeals Court overturned a decision granting a permanent stay, given by Australian judge Geof Muecke.

'Nauru 19' facing further trial over protest

The group, dubbed the 'Nauru 19', is seeking a permanent stay on the charges on the grounds that the previous govenrment had misused the judicial process.

A permanent stay was originally granted by Justice Geof Muecke in September last year, but the Nauru Court of Appeal set this aside in June.