Crime & Court

Civil High Court Overrules Lawyer’s Defamation Objections

Prime Minister and Attorney-General’s lawyers sought for 21 days to file supplementary affidavits due to Ravindra-Singh’s continued defiance of the High Court orders.
03 Apr 2021 16:12
Civil High Court Overrules Lawyer’s Defamation Objections
Aman Ravindra-Singh outside the Civil High Court on March 16, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Civil High Court in Suva has overruled former Fiji Labour Party candidate and Parliamentary leader Aman Ravindra-Singh’s preliminary objections in relation to the committal proceedings.

The lawyers for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Devanesh Sharma and Gul Fatima from R Patel Lawyers, filed a committal proceeding against Ravindra-Singh for failing to comply with the orders made by the Civil High Court of Suva.

Ravindra-Singh was ordered by Justice Lyone Seneviratne in his Judgement to pay $120,000 in damages to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for defamatory claims he had made on social media.

Prime Minister and Attorney-General’s lawyers sought for 21 days to file supplementary affidavits due to Ravindra-Singh’s continued defiance of the High Court orders.

The matter is now set for hearing on May 6.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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