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Nadroga Sedition Accused Dies

The High Court in Lautoka was yesterday informed that accused; Adi Vasemaca Veikunekibulu Gonewai, who is charged along with 15 other people from Nadroga charged with sedition charges, died in
03 Feb 2016 08:30
Nadroga Sedition Accused Dies
Those part of the Nadroga 16 charged with sedition charges at the High Court in Lautoka yesterday. Photo: Luke Nacei

The High Court in Lautoka was yesterday informed that accused; Adi Vasemaca Veikunekibulu Gonewai, who is charged along with 15 other people from Nadroga charged with sedition charges, died in January 4, this year.

Her death has reduced the number of accused from 16 to 15.

The 15 accused appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.

The court ordered the defence lawyer to provide the death certificate of the deceased on the next court date.

All 15 are charged with one count of sedition contrary 67 (1) (a) and one count of urging political violence contrary to secure 65 (2) (a) of the Crimes Decree 2009 and were represented by lawyer Aman Singh

The matter has been adjourned to March 22 to fix a trial date.

Bail has been extended for the remaining accused persons.

Edited by Maikeli Seru

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