11 Dec 2015

20 people in Fiji accused of sedition granted bail

12:37 pm on 11 December 2015

Almost half of the 44 people charged with sedition in Fiji for allegedly forming a para-military style traning group in the hills of Viti Levu have been granted bail.

20 of the accused appeared in the High Court at Lautoka today for a bail hearing.

Justice Rajasinghe granted bail on the strict condition that they not meet with any more than three people at any time, and not leave Viti Levu until the end of their trial.

They must also reside at an address registered with the court and report to the nearest police station twice a week.

The other 24 accused remain in custody.

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