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No charges laid against trade unionist

Friday, February 23, 2018

Update: 11:56AM NO charges have been laid against Fiji Trades Union Congress national secretary Felix Anthony over certain allegations made against him for comments he made at a rally on Saturday, January 13.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Pryde in a statement issued today decided that no charges will be laid against Mr Anthony. 

"Following a review of the police docket and the evidence, it is our opinion that the alleged comments do not constitute any offence that would support criminal charges against Mr Anthony and therefore the docket has been returned to police," Mr Pryde said.

Mr Anthony was arrested by police and interviewed under caution on January 24, 2018 in regard to comments he allegedly made in a speech to a crowd of people at the Nadi District School after a march through Nadi town in support of striking Air Terminal Services workers.

After which the police file was sent to the DPP for an assessment of the evidence and a decision on whether any charges should be laid.

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