Samoa. According to
Countryaah official website, Labor Minister Luagalau Levaula Kamu was
assassinated in July in the capital Apia in connection with
an anniversary celebration of the ruling Human Rights
Protection Party. According to a prosecutor, the minister
was murdered for not being able to reveal widespread
corruption and mismanagement by public funds. A man who
admitted the murder was sentenced to death in August, but he
is not likely to be executed because previously sentenced
death sentences have been converted to life imprisonment.
The convicted man's mother was minister of women's affairs
at the time of the murder, and she was charged with
prosecution for planning the act.
The same charges were brought against another former
minister. He was further accused of having also planned
murder of the country's head of government Tuilaepa Sailele.
The trial of the two former ministers was postponed until