12 Aug 2013

Fiji's CCF may appeal against ruling

7:21 pm on 12 August 2013

The prominent Fiji NGO, the Citizens' Constitutional Forum and its CEO may appeal against their sentence for contempt of court.

On Friday the Reverend Akuila Yabaki received a three month suspended jail sentence following CCF's reprinting of an article raising concern about the impartiality of Fiji's judiciary.

He and his organisation have also been fined ten and a half thousand US dollars.

The parties' lawyer, John Apted, says the CCF and its head are looking at their options regarding an appeal.