Fiji Time: 7:24 PM on Wednesday 18 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Second extradition attempt

Shalveen Chand
Friday, May 09, 2014

THE State will try another attempt to extradite former military chief of staff Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara from Australia.

The State informed the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday they would no longer proceed against Mr Mara in absentia.

Mr Mara was charged with sedition, however, he fled to Tonga and then to Australia in May 2011. He went on to become a Tongan citizen before leaving for Australia.

The prosecution under the 2013 Constitution had made the application to try Mr Mara in absentia, meaning the trial could go ahead without the accused present.

Yesterday, Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili was told the State had decided to start extradition proceedings again.

The court also ordered a bench warrant be executed on Mr Mara.

The State's earlier extradition attempt was declined by Australia. The case will be called on June 27.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62160.6026
JPY 56.252053.2520
GBP 0.37470.3667
EUR 0.42150.4095
NZD 0.69810.6651
AUD 0.63540.6104
USD 0.49790.4809

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, October, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Not so sweet Diwali — NFP
  2. $5 wage rate
  3. Claimant cries foul over title
  4. No arms yet
  5. Fiji man jailed to life for wife's death
  6. PM urges delegates to think of the future
  7. FTUC to stage protest march
  8. Chute wins global award
  9. Players test positive
  10. 'Vital' canteen inspections

Top Stories this Week

  1. Man allegedly hit by bulldozer blade, dead Tuesday (17 Oct)
  2. Final in mind Monday (16 Oct)
  3. 30 officers dismissed from force Friday (13 Oct)
  4. 'Hell on Earth' Thursday (12 Oct)
  5. $8m drugs seized Friday (13 Oct)
  6. Faith, a true survivor against all odds Tuesday (17 Oct)
  7. Villagers pass around eTransport card Monday (16 Oct)
  8. Plans for Bati Sunday (15 Oct)
  9. Unsolved mystery of MV Joyita Sunday (15 Oct)
  10. Fijian overstayers Thursday (12 Oct)