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Rabuka To Consider Legal Process To Free George Speight

The People’s Alliance (PA) and the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) will consider releasing the 2000 coup maker George Speight and others if they are voted into Government.
10 Dec 2022 13:25
Rabuka To Consider Legal Process To Free George Speight
The People’s Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka revealed on Thursday after his campaign in Nasinu that he intends to release jailed coup maker George Speight and his men if he gets into power. Inset: George Speight, left, during one of his trials. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka.

The People’s Alliance (PA) and the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) will consider releasing the 2000 coup maker George Speight and others if they are voted into Gov­ernment.

Speight has spent more than 20 years in prison after his involve­ment in the 2000 coup.

He pleaded guilty for treason on February 18, 2002, and was sen­tenced to death.

The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment the same day by the then President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

In the same year, 10 other rebels received sentences of between 18 months and three years for kidnapping.

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Story By: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Feedback: nacanieli@fijisun.com.fj



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