18 Dec 2017

Lawyer plans action over Fiji's sedition law

From , 4:03 pm on 18 December 2017

A lawyer is planning a challenge in Fiji's courts over the country's sedition law which he describes as archaic.

Dozens of people have been given jail sentences for sedition this year for attempts to set up separate Christian states in the country, while the Fiji Times and some senior staff are facing a sedition trial next year.

The opposition MP Parmod Chand is the latest to be caught up in the law for alleged seditious comments and police are investigating him.

The lawyer for several sedition-accused Aman Ravindra-Singh says he wants to have the law clarified.

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