Sixteen people have pleaded not guilty to charges of sedition in Fiji and further remanded in custody until next month.
The group from Fiji's Nadroga-Navosa province is alleged to have been part of efforts to form a breakaway Christian state.
The group including several chiefs appeared in the Lautoka High Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to sedition and inciting communal antagonism.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says prosecutors have informed the court information and disclosures have been filed and served to all the accused.
The office says the defence sought an early trial date but was informed the court has no available dates this year.