4 Aug 2009

Fiji plotter trial set for February

3:12 pm on 4 August 2009

The trial of eight men charged in Fiji over an alleged plot to assassinate the interim Prime Minister and senior government figures has been set down for February next year.

The group was arrested in 2007 and included the New Zealand/Indo -Fijian businessman Ballu Khan, who was acquitted of conspiracy to murder

Our correspondent in Suva, Matelita Ragogo has more about those who have been charged:

"A mixed group really, there's a high chief among them Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, the former intelligence unit director of the army, Metisuela Mua, who is another of them. Sivaniolo Naulago, Feoko Gadekibau, Barbados Mills, Kameli Vosavere, the common element amongst them, apart from the high chief, is their military background."

Our Suva correspondent, Matelita Ragogo.

She says a pre trial conference is due to be held in September when further details of what each person is charged with should become clear.