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Times ruling deferred

The High Court ruling on the amendment of the information regarding The Fiji Times al­leged sedition case has been deferred to March 28, 2018. Hearing on the amendment took place
22 Mar 2018 11:00
Times ruling deferred

The High Court ruling on the amendment of the information regarding The Fiji Times al­leged sedition case has been deferred to March 28, 2018.

Hearing on the amendment took place before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe on March 1, 2018 and the case was ad­journed to March 21, 2018, for ruling.

However, the ruling was deferred.

Accused person Nai Lalakai column writer Josaia Waqabaca was seen out­side the High Court yesterday with his lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh.

Waqabaca is charged alongside Nai Lalakai Editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief Fred Wesley and Fiji Times Publisher Hank Arts along with the newspaper company.

The trial will take place from April 30, 2018, to May 4, 2018.

Charges

It is alleged that between April 20 and 27, 2016, in Suva, Waqabaca wrote and submitted an article for publication in the Nai Lalakai newspaper and in the article made a statement with a sedi­tious intention to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different classes of the population of Fiji.

It is alleged that on April 27, 2016, in his capacity as the editor of the Nai Lalakai newspaper the second accused Ravula aided and abetted Arts; the publisher, to publish an article which contained a statement which was a seditious publi­cation.

It is alleged that on April 27, 2016, in his capacity as the editor-in-chief of the Nai Lalakai newspaper Wesley also aid­ed and abetted Arts to publish an article which contained a statement which was a seditious publication.

It is alleged that on April 27, 2016 in his capacity as the publisher of the Nai La­lakai newspaper Arts published an arti­cle which contained a statement which was a seditious publication.

It is alleged that on April 27, 2016, Fiji Times Limited printed the Nai Lalakai newspaper which contained an article which contained a statement which was a seditious publication.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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