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75th Sedition Suspect In Court

A 75th person charged with sedition appeared at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court yesterday. Peceli Nayadra is charged with one count of sedition contrary to section 67 (1) (a) and one
10 Sep 2015 15:22
75th Sedition Suspect In Court

A 75th person charged with sedition appeared at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court yesterday.

Peceli Nayadra is charged with one count of sedition contrary to section 67 (1) (a) and one count of urging political violence, contrary to section 65 (1) (b) of the Crimes Decree 2009.

The accused appeared before Magistrate Samuela Qica.

The state lawyer asked for the accused to be remanded in custody due to the seriousness of the charges and the ongoing Police investigation. The state served all disclosures to the defence.

The court heard that the matter was related to an alleged para-military style training group.

The accused is the 75th person to appear before the courts in the past two months for the same offence.

The matter has been adjourned to September 23.

Meanwhile, two juveniles were presented at the Nadi court yesterday.

The two were charged with one count of one count of sedition contrary to section 67 (1) (a) and one count of urging political violence, contrary to section 65 (1) (b) of the Crimes Decree 2009.

Both the accused were represented by defence counsel Aman Ravindra Singh while DPP lawyer Josaia Niudamu represented the state.

A report produced in court by the state confirmed that the two suspects were aged over 17 years.

Both were transferred to the Juvenile Boys Centre in Suva.

The court has asked the state to obtain a background report of the two from the Ministry of Social Welfare.

The matter has been adjourned to September 22 for mention at the High Court in Lautoka.

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