18 Jul 2017

Sedition retrial begins in Fiji

5:31 pm on 18 July 2017

A retrial has begun in Fiji of an opposition MP Mosese Bulitavu and a former businessman Jagath Karunaratne on charges of writing seditious comments in public places.

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FBC News said they were alleged to have written on signboards between Nausori and Suva with the seditious intention of bringing hatred or contempt for or to execute disaffection against the government in 2011.

The trial was started before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili last year however he recused himself.

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