31 Oct 2002

Verdict in Fiji mutiny trial delayed until next week

12:11 pm on 31 October 2002

The verdict in the court martial of 15 Fiji army soldiers charged with the November 2000 mutiny has been postponed for a week.

It was due to have been delivered in Suva yesterday.

But the panel of senior officers presiding over the case put off the verdict until next week.

No reason was given.

The mutiny resulted in 8 deaths and more than 30 injuries.

The court martial lasted for more than a year.