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Samisoni on campaign trail, court told

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THE State has been given more time by the Suva Magistrates Court to file affidavits in response to former senator Mere Samisoni's application to change her bail conditions.

Ms Samisoni wanted the change because she was travelling around the nation campaigning for the elections.

Ms Samisoni is charged with urging political violence along with Apete Vereti and Semi Nasike.

The case was listed for a hearing today, however the State said they needed more time as their investigator was away in the North.

Ms Samisoni's lawyer Samanunu Vaniqi told the court this was a similar excuse given by the State during the last hearing.

She said in this day and time, people could easily use technology to text or email information.

However, the State was allowed more time. They have until next Monday to file in their affidavit while the defence has been allowed until Friday to respond.

The application for the changes in the bail condition was made by Ms Vaniqi, who said Ms Samisoni was travelling to different parts of Fiji as part of her election campaign.

She said changes to the electoral system meant Ms Samisoni would have to go to not one but all constituencies. The court was told the current conditions interfered with Ms Samisoni's campaign plan.








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