Bulitavu, Karunaratne convicted

Member of Parliament Mosese Bulitavu outside the Suva Magistrates Court on May 17, 2017. Picture: ATU RASEA

Opposition parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu was convicted of one count of sedition by Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday.

Bulitavu was convicted along with Fiji United Freedom Party leader Jagath Karunaratne of sedition.

It was alleged that Karunaratne and Bulitavu spray painted words in different places between Suva and Nausori in 2011 with the seditious intention of bringing into hatred or contempt or excite disaffection against the government of Fiji.

Bulitavu and Karunaratne will be sentenced on April 19.