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Three NZ journalists questioned and released

April 4, 2019 10:19 am
Police Commissioner, Brigadier General, Sitiveni Qiliho [left] and INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR MELANIE REID, NEWSROOM CO-EDITOR MARK JENNINGS AND CAMERAMAN HAYDEN AULL

The three New Zealand journalists who were brought in for questioning for an alleged case of criminal trespass have been questioned and released this morning.

Newsroom co-editor Mark Jennings, investigations editor Melanie Reid and cameraman Hayden Aull were taken in after developer Freesoul Real Estate accused them of criminal trespass.

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Police Commissioner, Brigadier General, Sitiveni Qiliho says no further action will be taken.

Qiliho says the three were never locked up in a cell and were in the CID office at the Totogo Police Station.

The Commissioner adds the trio were provided meals last night and this morning as well.

Qiliho says contrary to media reports of the three being jailed, the trio were never detained in any cell and were well looked after by Police officers.

Media reports say they tried to interview a controversial Chinese resort developer accused of environmental desecration on the Island of Mamanucas.

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