26 Aug 2015

Fiji's ODPP says it will honour disclosures in sedition cases

8:50 am on 26 August 2015

Fiji's public prosecutor's office says lawyers representing those accused of sedition in various cases will receive disclosures about their clients' cases.

In all, 70 people have been charged with sedition in separate cases in the past few weeks amid allegations of rebel groups trying to form a breakaway state and military-style training.

One of the lawyers, Aman Ravindra-Singh, last week hit out at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions saying he had not been given a single document detailing allegations against his clients.

But a spokesperson for the office says it will comply with dates set by the court and provide all evidence by then.

The ODPP says police investigations are still ongoing and it's too early to say how many more will face charges.

But the spokesperson says it's anticipated that current charges will be consolidated and another review of the charges carried out before any indictment is filed in the High Court.

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