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FT case: Party agrees to court's translation of article

AQELA SUSU
Monday, February 05, 2018

Update: 11:53AM THE lawyers of three senior executives of The Fiji Times Limited, a letter writer and the company who are facing sedition charges have agreed to the court's translation of the alleged seditious article.

Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley, the company's general manager and publisher, Hank Arts, the company and a letter writer, Josaia Waqabaca, are charged with one count each of sedition.

The defendants are charged with having published or caused to publish a letter in the Nai Lalakai newspaper on April 27, 2016, that was likely to be seditious.

High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe earlier indicated that the court's translation of the article differed from the translation specified in the charge provided by prosecution.

Assistant director of Public Prosecutions Lee Burney also informed the High Court in Suva this morning that they would be making a formal application to amend the charge.

Bail for all five has been extended.

They will reappear in court next Tuesday. 

More in tomorrow's edition of The Fiji Times.








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