17 Dec 2012

Fiji's Driti mutiny case delayed again

6:37 am on 17 December 2012

The trial of former Fiij land forces commander Pita Driti has been delayed by almost a year.

It's not the first time the case has had a set back - earlier this year a High Court judge ordered the Director of Public Prosecution office to file disclosures against Brigadier General Pita Driti.

He faces charges of inciting mutiny and uttering seditious comments and was originally charged along with Ratu Tevita Mara, who fled to Tonga last May while he was free on bail.

His trial was due to start last month but his lawyer Filimone Vosarogo says his client was in hospital so a new trial date had to be found.

Mr Vosarogo says due to the backlog in court cases Brigadier General Pita Driti will have to wait until next November for his trial.