The Fiji coup front man George Speight's cousin, Varenava Tiko, has been jailed for two years for leading the forceful seizure of Korovou town during the hostage crisis.
Radio Fiji reports that Tiko has been found guilty of unlawful possession of weapons, going armed in public, wrongful confinement, forcible entry and unlawful assembly.
Two other villagers have been sentenced to two years on the same charges.
Tiko's 64-year old father, Ifireimi Tiko, has been jailed for 18 months for his involvement but the sentence has been suspended for two years because of his poor health.
Three other villagers have been sentenced for terms ranging from 8 to 18 months.
Tiko led the villagers into wrestling away weapons from soldiers, taking over the town, seizing the local police station, and holding troops, police and public servants hostage.
Magistrate Amani Rokotuinaviti said all of the accused should have thought seriously of the consequences of their actions.