9 Nov 2006

Former Fiji PM Rabuka committed to stand trial on mutiny charge

12:55 pm on 9 November 2006

Fiji's former Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka, will go to trial on charges of inciting a mutiny.

Mr Rabuka is charged with inciting the mutiny in which eight soldiers died in November 2000.

The High Court had been hearing an application by the former Prime Minister that the charge be struck out but the Judge, Gerard Winter, has decided the trial will go ahead tomorrow.

The key prosecution witness, Lt Colonel Viliame Seruvakula, has returned from Afghanistan to give evidence at the trial.

The judge has suppressed arguments put forward in the pre-trial hearing.