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Bail Hearing For 20 On December 7

Justice Rajasinghe says enough time has been given to State to file information   The High Court in Lautoka yesterday heard that three men on sedition-related charges with 20 others
02 Dec 2015 10:30
Bail Hearing For 20 On December 7
The 44 sedition at the High court in Lautoka yesterday.Photo: SALOTE QALUBAU

Justice Rajasinghe says enough time has been given to State to file information

 

The High Court in Lautoka yesterday heard that three men on sedition-related charges with 20 others have been in custody with their bail applications pending.

And presiding judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled for the 20 pending bail applications to be heard on December 7.

This was after the court also heard that the State prosecutor was yet to file a response to the 20 pending bail applications.

The State prosecutor sought for time to file information later in the day.

However Justice Rajasinghe said enough time had already been given to State to file information and advised State prosecutor to take seven days to file information which would give Defence lawyer Mark Anthony time to speak with his clients.

Meanwhile forty-two adults and two juveniles also appeared at the High Court in Lautoka for sedition-related charges yesterday.

The accused persons include Mosese Tawake, Esa Namure, Jone Fatiaki, Vive Naiyo, Qalita Lomavatu Vakacegu, Inoke Navunilagi, Viliame Nasau, Tomasi Madigibuli, Mitieli Raituku, Vosavosa Tunakoro, Maciu Uto, Vetaia Dale, Fonomanu Maresio, Temesia Waqa, Sevanaia Qaranivalu, Matereti Vunisa, Salimoni Serau, Penasio Luqa, Joseva Caucau, Isireli Serewai, Rokoua Duatini, Filimoni Naloga, Ilaitia Korolala, Semi Uqeuqe, Meli Nasalasala, Marika Qalo, Manueli Nadukula, Tevita Damudamu, Jese Vatusumu, Isaia  Raegu Driu, Samuela Nabenia, Viliame Baravilala, Sanaila Maliqama, Jolame Turagabeci, Timoci Nacolatabisa, Apenisa Tucaketale Saqanarere, Apimeleki Waicolo, Josua Navaluvou,Timoci Nagata, Pita Gaunimoala, Saimoni Nacolawa,Tomasi Navilamalumu, Livai Talemaicakaudrove  and Peceli Nayadra.

The group are 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  appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.

The group was represented by lawyer Mr Anthony who said he would be challenging the caution interviews of all the accused persons.

Justice Rajasinghe ruled for the 41 (not including three on bail)  to be remanded at the Natabua Corrections Centre until January 18.

 

 

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