A foreign national charged with the murder of his Australian wife appeared in court today.

39-year-old Congo national, Kiala Henry Lusaka told the Suva High Court that his medical needs have been denied by corrections officers.

Lusaka appeared before High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar this morning.

He told the court that he has not been able to sleep for the past week because of the pain in his eye but officers did not allow him to leave for an appointment with doctors.

Lusaka also disclosed in court that a man had died in remand, because he was sick and was denied his right to go to the hospital.

State Counsel Elizabeth Rice said she was not aware of such a case.

Rice said she was not aware of the rules that guided procedures if an accused in remand needed to go to the hospital.

Justice Goundar has directed the Registry to write to the remand center demanding an explanation to the concerns raised.

He also directed the Registry to write to the remand center to attend to his medical needs.

The case has been adjourned to the 29th of this month.

Lusaka has been further remanded in custody.

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