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Fiji Times Pleads Not Guilty

The Fiji Times Limited managing director Hank Arts yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charge of inciting communal antagonism at the High Court in Suva. Mr Arts made the plea
29 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji Times Pleads Not Guilty
Hank Arts

The Fiji Times Limited managing director Hank Arts yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charge of inciting communal antagonism at the High Court in Suva.

Mr Arts made the plea on behalf of the daily newspaper in written form before Justice Priyantha Fernando.

It is alleged that Josaia Waqabaca, Anare Ravula, Fred Wesley, Hank Arts, and the Fiji Times Ltd made, or caused to have published, a statement in the iTaukei language in Nai Lalakai newspaper that is likely to incite dislike, hatred, or antagonism of the Muslim community.

The State sought time to prepare the proposed agreed facts.

The matter has been adjourned to November 30 for pre trial conference.

Bail has been extended to all accused persons.

 

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