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Chaudhry to appeal

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FORMER prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry was granted leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence for exchange control offences by the President of the Fiji Court of Appeal Justice William Calanchini.

The conviction presently disqualifies Chaudhry from contesting the forthcoming general election.

The Fiji Labour Party leader may now file an appeal in the Appeals Court against his conviction and sentence by the High Court.

The Judge pointed out some errors in the appeal documents and Chaudhry's lawyer must file an amended notice and grounds of appeal by 4 pm on Friday July 18.

The Court dismissed an application to stay Chaudhry's conviction and sentence pending the appeal.

A stay would have meant that Chaudhry's conviction and sentence were suspended until the appeal was decided and may have allowed him to contest the election.








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