The family of a mentally ill Kiwi man who died in suspicious circumstances in a Samoan prison has requested the coroner overseeing his inquest recuse himself.
They have also raised concerns about a suppression order protecting the identity of a senior clinical psychiatrist who treated him before the trip to Samoa.
Hans Dalton travelled with his family to the island country in December 2012. But while there they were confronted with Cyclone Evan, the worst tropical cyclone to hit the Pacific nation in 20 years.
During the natural disaster Dalton suffered a mental health episode.
His family sought help for