Nai Lalakai trial begins tomorrow

THE trial for three senior officials of The Fiji Times, the company and a letter writer facing sedition charges will begin before High Court judge, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Suva tomorrow.

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 having published or caused to publish or aided and abetted the publication of a letter in the Nai Lalakai newspaper on April 27, 2016 that was alleged to be seditious.

Ravula is represented by Devanesh Sharma, Wesley and Arts are represented by Nick Barnes of Munro Leys while the company is being represented by Wylie Clarke of Howards Lawyers Fiji.

Mr Waqabaca is represented by Aman Ravindra-Singh while the State is represented by Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Lee Burney.

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