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Nadroga 16 Sedition-Accused Bailed

Bail was granted by the High Court in Lautoka for the Nadroga 16 sedition-accused. The accused persons include Ratu Inoke Tasere, Jimi Koroibete, Seru Kunalagi, Adi Cuvu Gavidi Atama, Ulaiasi
07 Nov 2015 10:24
Nadroga 16 Sedition-Accused Bailed
Some of the sedition charged at the High Court in Lautoka yesterday.

Bail was granted by the High Court in Lautoka for the Nadroga 16 sedition-accused.
The accused persons include Ratu Inoke Tasere, Jimi Koroibete, Seru Kunalagi, Adi Cuvu Gavidi Atama, Ulaiasi Rabua Tuivono, Peniasi Naqau, Semi Tanikili, Ratu Osea Bolawaqatabu, Ratu Tevita Khaikhainabokolawale Makutu, Mosese Navaci, Eroni Rikoriko, Alifereti Nakuinivou, Alifereti Gonewai, Raicula Rokovou Adi Vasemaca Veikunekibulu Gonewai and Jorama Ratulevu.
The accused were charged with one count, each, of sedition under section 67 (1) (a) and one count, each, of inciting communal antagonism under 65(2) (a) of the Crimes Decree 2009.
The Defence had filed bail application for the following accused persons based on medical grounds: Ulaiasi Rabua Tuivono, Peniasi Naqau, Semi Tanikili, Raicula Rokovou and Seru Kunalagi. The State did not object to bail after considering an Affidavit of the Corrections physician who confirmed that the five accused persons could not be treated at the Corrections centre. The court granted bail accordingly. Defence also filed bail application for the remaining accused persons to which the State objected citing Prosecution had a strong case. The State also informed the Court that Police investigations had concluded and the court noted the same as a change in circumstance.
Accordingly, the court granted bail to all accused persons in this matter on strict bail conditions.



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