Kim remains in custody as his lawyers instructed to refile submission

Kim remains in custody as his lawyers instructed to refile submission

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 18/09/2023
Grace Road Fiji's President Daniel Kim [File photo]

Grace Road Fiji's President Daniel Kim remains in immigration custody as the Lautoka High Court has instructed Kim's lawyer to withdraw and refile an amendment in regards to the judicial review matter where the State is seeking the court to review a 2018 court order stopping Kim from leaving the country.

As more time has been granted to Kim's counsel to file further material in relation to his Habeas Corpus application, the protection stands and Kim remains in the country.

A Writ of Habeas Corpus protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment.

Kim is represented by Kings Counsel Simon Ower, Ronald Gordan, Nilesh Prasad and Vasu Pillay while Solicitor General, Ropate Green Lomavatu is representing the State.

The Habeas Corpus matter has been adjourned until next Friday while the judicial review matter will be called next Thursday.

Kim is in immigration custody as he has been declared a prohibited immigrant making his presence in Fiji unlawful after the South Korean Government nullified his passport.

Minister for Immigration, Pio Tikoduadua confirms the Government of Korea communicated through diplomatic channels on 21st September, 2018 that they have nullified the passports of Kim and 6 other individuals connected with the Grace Road Cult.

He says these individuals’ passports were nullified by the Korean Government in relation to charges laid by the South Korean Government who had issued issued a warrant for their arrest.

The Immigration Minister says in July 2018, Red Notices were published by Interpol referring to these individuals as "Fugitives wanted for Prosecution".

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