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    Teen Jailed For 107 Months For Drugs Cultivation

Teen Jailed For 107 Months For Drugs Cultivation

An 18-year-old was sentenced to eight years and 11months imprisonment after he was found guilty of cultivating 824 plants of cannabis sativa (marijuana) ranging from 12cm to 129cm. Atikini Matakorovatu

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    Court Booked Until The End Of January, 2019

Court Booked Until The End Of January, 2019

Lawyers at a Suva High Court heard yesterday that trial dates in judge, Justice Riyaaz Hamza’s court, were fully booked until the end of January 2019. While adjourning a rape

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    Court-BRIEFLY

Court-BRIEFLY

Man faces rape,  assault charges A 47-year-old man appeared in the High Court in Suva yesterday accused of raping and assaulting his de-facto partner. The matter was called before Justice

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    Sedition Trial Witness: Two Accused Signed Document  Because They Rejected Elected Government

Sedition Trial Witness: Two Accused Signed Document Because They Rejected Elected Government

Two of the accused in the Nadroga-Navosa sedition trial had told a Police detective that they did not support the Government that was elected in 2014, the Lautoka High Court

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    IN COURT: 14 Jailed In Ra  Sedition Case

IN COURT: 14 Jailed In Ra Sedition Case

  Fourteen of the 16 people originally charged in the Ra sedition case were yesterday jailed. First accused Ratu Epeli Niudamu was given a suspended jail sentence. The 16th accused,

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    In Court: Ex-wife Made Claims For Police To Put Me In Prison: Accused

In Court: Ex-wife Made Claims For Police To Put Me In Prison: Accused

A 33-year-old man who has been standing trial accused of raping his ex-wife told the court that his ex-wife has been making false allegations against him. The accused is charged

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    Climate Change Week: Teamwork  Our Strength, Says PM

Climate Change Week: Teamwork Our Strength, Says PM

  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday stressed the importance of teamwork when closing the Climate Change Week at Suva’s Ratu Sukuna Park. “You might ask, what has Fiji got to

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    Defence Submits Mitigating Factors In Ra Sedition Case

Defence Submits Mitigating Factors In Ra Sedition Case

Defence lawyers in the Ra sedition case yesterday submitted the mitigating factors before judge, Justice Aruna Aluthge, at Lautoka High Court. In his mitigation for Ratu Epeli Niudamu’s lawyer Kevueli

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    Wife: Ex-husband Did Private Jobs,  Did Not Contribute to Family

Wife: Ex-husband Did Private Jobs, Did Not Contribute to Family

A 33-year-old woman accusing her ex-husband of rape told the court that she was the only person earning in the house while the accused was unemployed. The accused, 31, is

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Arts Files For Bail Variation

  Arts Files For Bail Variation

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts, who is charged with sedition, filed a bail variation at the Suva High Court yesterday.

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COURT : Levuka Man Gets 18 Months For Indecent Assault

  COURT : Levuka Man Gets 18 Months For Indecent Assault

Levuka Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne told Mohammed Faiyum that he had exploited his victim’s vulnerability by subjecting her to his lust.

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Judge To Deliver Ruling On Shewani Devi

  Judge To Deliver Ruling On Shewani Devi

Judge Justice Riyaaz Hamza will deliver his ruling on the no case to answer application for the Shahista Shewani Devi

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Court Briefly

  Court Briefly

Judge wants victim’s university schedule State counsel Lavinia Bogitini has been asked to present the university timetable and enrolment confirmation

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Court Briefly

  Court Briefly

3 accused in possession of drug to front Court Three men who were arrested during three separate drug raids in

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Feud Over Butter Ends In Court

  Feud Over Butter Ends In Court

A trial started yesterday at the Suva High Court of a woman charged for attempted murder and criminal intimidation. Shahista Shewani

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Briefly From Court

  Briefly From Court

Prisoners face court for stealing crops The case of two prisoners, alleged to have stolen food crops from the Naboro

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New Trial Date For Alleged Rapist

  New Trial Date For Alleged Rapist

A 44-year-old man had his trial vacated due to his medical conditions yesterday. Adhi Narayan Naidu could not appear in

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Judge Dismisses Bid To Call NZ Lawyer As ‘Expert’

  Judge Dismisses Bid To Call NZ Lawyer As ‘Expert’

An application for presenting an ‘expert’ on international law as a defence witness in the Ra Sedition case was yesterday

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Father Of Six Walks Away Free

  Father Of Six Walks Away Free

A thirty-seven year old man was acquitted of rape yesterday morning after the Suva High Court found inconsistencies in the

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Briefly From Court

  Briefly From Court

Biker’s death: Taxi driver granted bail A 25-year-old taxi driver charged for dangerous driving occasioning death has been granted bail

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Court Acquits Sedition Accused No 16, Natau

  Court Acquits Sedition Accused No 16, Natau

Ra sedition accused No 16, Ilisapeci Natau, was acquitted yesterday by the High Court in Lautoka. Justice Aruna Aluthge said

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Judge : Sexual Assault Of Child By Relative Outrageous

  Judge : Sexual Assault Of Child By Relative Outrageous

A judge says sexual assault of a child within her own family environment by a relative is one of the

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Court Briefs: 22nd August, 2017

  Court Briefs: 22nd August, 2017

Sentencing today for accused found guilty of murder The High Court in Suva has found Livai Lino guilty of the

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Sex Was Consensual, Rape Accused Tells Court

  Sex Was Consensual, Rape Accused Tells Court

A 25-year-old former remand centre officer on trial for the alleged rape of a female corrections officer said the pair

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Judge Reprimands Drug Farmer, Jails Him 9 Years

  Judge Reprimands Drug Farmer, Jails Him 9 Years

Plant legitimate crops, otherwise you will lose your liberty. The statement was told to a drug farmer by High Court

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Guard Jailed For Raping Girl, 11

  Guard Jailed For Raping Girl, 11

The High Court in Lautoka on Friday sentenced a security guard to 12 years and seven and a half months

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Trial: Woman Tells Court: How Ex-husband Stabbed Me

  Trial: Woman Tells Court: How  Ex-husband Stabbed Me

A woman who was allegedly stabbed by her ex-husband outside a supermarket told the court that she was terrified, but

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40-year-old found guilty of infanticide

  40-year-old found guilty of infanticide

  A 40-year-old mother who was charged for murder has been found guilty for the lesser offence of infanticide by

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Briefly From Court

  Briefly From Court

Fiji Chess, FASANOC hearing adjourned The High Court in Suva has adjourned the hearing on the injunction and original summons

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