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Trial for Alleged Sedition Case to Start Today

This matter was called yesterdat (15.08.17) at the Lautoka High Court before Justice Aruna Aluthge. All accused persons were present in court. The sixteen accused persons in this matter are charged
16 Aug 2017 10:48
Trial for Alleged Sedition Case to Start Today

This matter was called yesterdat (15.08.17) at the Lautoka High Court before Justice Aruna Aluthge.

All accused persons were present in court.

The sixteen accused persons in this matter are charged with sedition in relation to the alleged Ra sovereign Christian state matter. All accused persons are charged with two counts each of sedition except Nanise Kasami Nagusuca and Waisea Duailima who are charged with four counts each of sedition.

The Defence made an application to have a Voir Dire hearing into certain of the documents relied on by the State.

Justice Aluthge dismissed the application and ordered the trial to proceed.

The trial starts today at the High Court in Lautoka.

All accused persons are on bail.

Name of Matter: State -v- Ratu Epeli Niudamu & Others

Name of Accused:

1. Ratu Epeli Niudamu

2. Sailasa Wairoaroa Malani

3. Sereima Adidave Rokodi

4. Nanise Kasami Nagusuca

5. Waisea Duailima

6. Isikeli Waisega Kabakoro

7. Laisiasa Mocevakaca

8. Emosi Toga

9. Waisake Racaca

10. Samuela Ligabalavu

11. Mikaele Gonerara

12. Josefa Natau

13. Sulueti Lotu Waqalala

14. Ulaiyasi Rabua Tuivomo

15. Apolosi Qalilawa

16. Ilisapeci Natau

Charge: One count each of sedition contrary to section 67 (1) (a) of the Crimes Act 2009.

Source: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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