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Provide Documents, Judge Tells Arts Lawyer

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts made an appeal yesterday on the refusal of his bail variation at the High Court in Suva. Defence lawyer Vinisoni Filipe filed a notice of
09 Feb 2017 11:00
Provide Documents, Judge Tells Arts Lawyer

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts made an appeal yesterday on the refusal of his bail variation at the High Court in Suva.

Defence lawyer Vinisoni Filipe filed a notice of motion for a bail review before president judge William Calanchini at the Suva Court of Appeal.

Justice Calanchini said new materials were not filed and the application was misdirected in Arts’ case.

It was further stated by Justice Calanchini that the court of appeal does not take oral applications and that it requires numerous affidavits.

Justice Calanchini: “Where is the new material? Doesn’t the law say that the matter will not be heard if new material is not filed.

“This is a statutory court and urgency of a matter doesn’t excuse you from the requirements.

“This is not a summary court and neither is this a summary application.”

State was represented by Mosese Korovou.

The matter will be called again tomorrow for mention.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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