Nai Lalakai trial: Ruling on objection deferred

Update: 11:51AM
A RULING on an objection by the defence on amendments to the information in an alleged sedition case against three senior officials of The Fiji Times Ltd, the company and a letter writer has been deferred to next month.

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

The five appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Suva this morning.

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.

Bail has been extended for all five.

They will reappear in court on April 9.