19 Oct 2015

16 Fiji men to remain behind bars in sedition case

11:01 am on 19 October 2015

16 Fijian men and women from Nadroga charged with sedition and inciting communal antagonism have been further remanded in custody.

FBC News reports Justice Paul Madigan presided over pre-trial legal arguments and ruled that the case will now go to trial in early 2016.

The case has been adjourned to November the 5th for lawyers to produce agreed facts.

The accused are charged with one count each of sedition and one count each of inciting communal antagonism, in relation to the alleged attempt to form a sovereign state in Nadroga-Navosa.

fiji flag at parliament

Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round

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