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ODPP Files Amended Charges Against Cypriot Brother
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ODPP Files Amended Charges Against Cypriot Brother

Cyprus nationals Loizos Petridis, 42, and Cleanthis Petridis, 46, face charges involving the withdrawal of money fro...

Boot Camps, Custody ‘Won’t Work’ For Child Offenders
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Boot Camps, Custody ‘Won’t Work’ For Child Offenders

She said where children were in conflict with the law there was a need to understand the methods that ensured that c...

Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecution Withdraws Theft Charges Against Shazran Abdul Lateef
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Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecution Withdraws Theft Charges Against Shazran Abdul Lateef

Lateef was charged with two counts of theft.

Two Persons, One Name, Causes Confusion In Court
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Two Persons, One Name, Causes Confusion In Court

When Temo first appeared at the Magistrates Court in Suva in August last year, he was remanded in custody and the ma...

Longest Jail Term For Drug Offence
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Longest Jail Term For Drug Offence

Fiji Court of Appeal increases 14-year sentences to 25 years in a landmark decision.

Two Set To Enter Plea On Joint Charges
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Two Set To Enter Plea On Joint Charges

It is alleged Epeli and Ho on December 23, 2018, in Nadi, without lawful authority, attempted to export 2015.7 grams...

Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand
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Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar on Monday. The accused is charged with one count each of ra...

Waidradra Murder: Report Finds Accused Unfit To Stand
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Waidradra Murder: Report Finds Accused Unfit To Stand

Dakai is charged with one count of murder. He is alleged to have murdered 34-year- old security guard Timoci Dogai o...

Fijian Joins Study Tour Of US Justice System
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Fijian Joins Study Tour Of US Justice System

Principal Legal Officer Madanavosa is one of 13 participants from around the world to attend the one-month programme.

Man, 62, Charged with Trafficking Four Bangladeshi Men into Fiji
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Man, 62, Charged with Trafficking Four Bangladeshi Men into Fiji

There were 51 people charged with a total of 126 counts of separate incidents in April.

Teenager facing rape, defilement charges on remand
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Teenager facing rape, defilement charges on remand

The accused is also facing one count of defilement.

2 Juveniles Charged With Serious Sexual Offences
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2 Juveniles Charged With Serious Sexual Offences

A Police officer was also charged with the attempted rape and the rape of a 17-year-old girl last month.

Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges
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Pastor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

"The church member’s co-accused, Pastor Waisake Tulavu has pleaded not guilty to the charge at the High Court in S...

Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter
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Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. It is alleged that the accused had carnal knowledge of a 2...

Rape accused, 54, on remand
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Rape accused, 54, on remand

He also told the court that the accused and the complainant live in the same village in Tailevu.

Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow
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Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow

The complainant was 12 years old at the time of the offence while the accused was 36 years old.

Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help
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Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help

The accused opted to seek Legal Aid Commission representation.

Judge Raises Concerns with Lawyers’ Pattern of Late Filing
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Judge Raises Concerns with Lawyers’ Pattern of Late Filing

It is a serious concern on how late the information is filed in rape cases.

2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020
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2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020

The one week trial will commence on April 6 and conclude on April 10, 2020.

Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended
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Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended

Ratu Tevita Lalakonakoro appeared before Justice Chamath Morais yesterday charged with one count of unlawful cultiva...

Church Pastor Charged With Rape To Appear Before Justice Goundar
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Church Pastor Charged With Rape To Appear Before Justice Goundar

Pastor Ravinesh Chand is charged with three counts of rape and one count each of sexual assault and indecent assault.

Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva
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Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva

He is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, last year.

Serial Rapist Files Appeal
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Serial Rapist Files Appeal

Representing Colanaudolu Legal Aid Commission lawyer Salote Nasedra sought time to file written submissions.

Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused
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Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused

Bueta’s bail and remanded him in custody along with Bueta’s co-accused Molitoni Vunivavalagi, 27.

Jone Cokanauto Files Appeal Against Conviction
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Jone Cokanauto Files Appeal Against Conviction

Mr Valenitabua asked to be allowed to argue leave and bail pending appeal application.

ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics: 19 Victims Under 18 Years Recorded
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ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics: 19 Victims Under 18 Years Recorded

There were 30 victims of whom 19 victims were under the age of 18 years. Of the 30 victims, 1 was male and 29 were f...

Judge: File Information Or Case Will Be Dismissed
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Judge: File Information Or Case Will Be Dismissed

This is after the State prosecutor from the ODPP yesterday filed and served the disclosures, but sought for time to ...

Woman, 35, To Enter Plea In May
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Woman, 35, To Enter Plea In May

She is alleged to have raped her three-year-old daughter between September 2018 and January 2019 in Samabula.

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