Suva High Court

Court Hands Down 14-Year Sentence For Child Trafficking
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Court Hands Down 14-Year Sentence For Child Trafficking

In a first of its kind, the Suva High Court today (12.12.19) sentenced a transgender individual to 14 years imprison...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial
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‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial

Detective Corporal, Arieta Buidei told the court that in July 2015, she was on standby at the Human Trafficking unit...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm
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‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm

During the second day of cross-examination by the defence, the witness revealed to the court that Josie had allegedl...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her
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‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her

Josevata Werelagi, 35, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. He denies three counts of domestic trafficking ...

Alleged Police Brutality Case Transferred To High Court
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Alleged Police Brutality Case Transferred To High Court

It is alleged that Bolabiu, Naiwau and Turagadrau, on November 5, 2019, at the Pacific Harbour Community Post, with ...

Complainant Tells How Padyachi Allegedly Tried To Drown Her In Pool, Padyachi Remanded
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Complainant Tells How Padyachi Allegedly Tried To Drown Her In Pool, Padyachi Remanded

Justice Morais said mere suspicion was enough for him to cancel Padyachi’s bail as it was a violation of bail cond...

Military Man Denies Trying To Drown Partner, Trial Starts
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Military Man Denies Trying To Drown Partner, Trial Starts

The complainant said she was deeply in love with him and gave him a loan because he had told her that he was in need...

Alleged Knife-Wielding Man Remanded
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Alleged Knife-Wielding Man Remanded

It is alleged that on August 21, 2019, at Bureta Village in Levuka, Boletawa, with intent to cause grievous harm to ...

Father Who Allegedly Killed 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Further Remanded
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Father Who Allegedly Killed 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Further Remanded

Kunawave is charged with the murder of his daughter. He is alleged to have seriously injured his daughter, resulting...

Health Minister Takes Stand In Lalauvaki Murder Trial
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Health Minister Takes Stand In Lalauvaki Murder Trial

“Our team saw the patient, concurred with the findings and did an urgent CT scan, which showed freed air… sugges...

Hearing for Rival SODELPA Groups Set For December 10
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Hearing for Rival SODELPA Groups Set For December 10

Suva High Court Judge, Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma, has set December 10 to hear submissions from two rival SODELPA gr...

Judge Orders Psychiatric Examination For Henri Lusaka
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Judge Orders Psychiatric Examination For Henri Lusaka

The High Court in Suva has been told that a man charged with the murder of his wife at Service Street in Suva attemp...

Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty Of Assault
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Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty Of Assault

The matter was called for summing up before Judge Justice Chamath Morais at the High Court in Suva on Wednesday.

Lawyer Unavailable, Judge Vacates Trial Dates For Pastor Facing Sex Offence Charges
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Lawyer Unavailable, Judge Vacates Trial Dates For Pastor Facing Sex Offence Charges

Justice Goundar then questioned Tulavu whether he had paid any fee and Tulavu said he had paid his lawyer $5650, but...

Reserve Soldier Raped Girl, 16, After Facebook Talk: Prosecutor
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Reserve Soldier Raped Girl, 16, After Facebook Talk: Prosecutor

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Swastika Sharma told the court that the accu...

Pre-Trial Conference For Nasilasila Rape Case Set For Friday In Lautoka
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Pre-Trial Conference For Nasilasila Rape Case Set For Friday In Lautoka

Nasilasila is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman at Sigatoka, on December 22, 2018.

Congo National Claims Might Be Framed In Death Of Wife
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Congo National Claims Might Be Framed In Death Of Wife

Lusaka appeared before Justice Goundar at the High Court in Suva, charged with one count of murder of his 44-year-ol...

Judge Rules Case to Answer in Rape Trial Against 66-Year-Old Man
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Judge Rules Case to Answer in Rape Trial Against 66-Year-Old Man

The accused was initially charged with seven counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault. However, Justice Raja...

Tailevu Man Acquitted Of Rape Charges
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Tailevu Man Acquitted Of Rape Charges

The accused allegedly had carnal knowledge of the complainant, without her consent.

20 Year Jail Term For ‘Threat to Community’
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20 Year Jail Term For ‘Threat to Community’

The man pleaded guilty to six counts of rape and five counts of sexual assault in a village on Kadavu.

Six Months Behind Bars For Bid To Burn Sister’s Home
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Six Months Behind Bars For Bid To Burn Sister’s Home

While delivering the sentence, Justice Aluthge said that Nair tried to set the house on fire while her own son was s...

Retired Teacher, 64, Appears For Alleged Rape Of Granddaughter
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Retired Teacher, 64, Appears For Alleged Rape Of Granddaughter

Justice Goundar granted 14 days to the prosecution and transferred the matter to be heard and for trial before Judge...

Prosecution: More Complainants Against Pastor
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Prosecution: More Complainants Against Pastor

Tulavu is charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Police: Accused Admitted Intentions To Kill In Caution Interview
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Police: Accused Admitted Intentions To Kill In Caution Interview

It is alleged that Khan tied herself up with her four-year-old daughter and then drove their car off the road and in...

Fiji Sun To Appeal Ruling
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Fiji Sun To Appeal Ruling

Mr Chand said reports about him published in 2008 including over possession of a gun, were inaccurate and defamatory.

Lawyer Seeks Help To Catch Alleged Culprit
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Lawyer Seeks Help To Catch Alleged Culprit

Mr Khan said he had just stepped out of the High Court and was having a conversation with some other lawyers when he...

Trial Date Set For Josua Lalauvaki Murder Case
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Trial Date Set For Josua Lalauvaki Murder Case

The two police officers, Kelepi Duri Tautaumacala Kolinisau and Selema Tikoenaburevere, are charged for allegedly mu...

Evidence Destruction May Lead to Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Haul Case Being Thrown Out
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Evidence Destruction May Lead to Fiji’s Biggest Marijuana Haul Case Being Thrown Out

Justice Temo questioned the prosecutor how and why the evidence was destroyed.

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