Nauru op­po­si­tion crit­i­cises restric­tions

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Yaren: Nauru is due to hold elec­tions about the mid­dle of this year but op­po­nents of the govern­ment say cam­paign­ing will be dif­fi­cult given curbs on what they can say. The Nauru govern­ment has largely had a free ride since it sus­pended the bulk of the par­lia­men­tary op­po­si­tion two years ago. One of the sus­pended MPs, former pres­i­dent Sprent Dab­wido, said prospec­tive can­di­dates who op­pose the govern­ment face enor­mous hur­dles. He said re­cent law changes made crit­i­cism of the govern­ment a crim­i­nal act.

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