Two chiefs from Sasina appeared in the District Court on Tuesday, in relation to the roadblock in Savaii back in August during the Human Rights Protection Party car protest.

Faamalele Salalopa and Seve Avaula Panapa of Sasina Savai’i are facing charges of making threatening remarks, uttering insulting words and disorderly conduct in a public place.

Prosecutor, Ioata Tanielu informed the court, they have yet to finalised the charges against the men.

Two months ago, Chiefs and untitled men from Sasina blocked the road and publicly called out the members of the Human Rights Protection Party not to drive through their village.

The matter was presided over by District Court Judge Alalatoa Rosella Papalii. The Chiefs are represented by defence counsel, Muriel Lui.

Ioata pointed out the matter is before the court for first mention and they need additional time. The application for an adjournment was not opposed by the defence lawyer.

However, Lui informed the court that her clients should be able to enter their pleas on the next mention scheduled for next week Tuesday.

Regarding bail, Judge Alalatoa told the defendants they are not required to sign in and they were both ordered to remain a law abiding citizen pending their case in District Court.

Two other men implicated in a similar matter but in the village of Salelologa have already been sentenced.

One has been ordered to serve 20 months at the Tanumalala prison while his co-defendant has been placed on probation for two years.