Sedition suspects take plea

Update: 6:46PM SUSPECTS in the Fiji Times sedition case pleaded not guilty to the amended information by the State at the High Court in Suva today.

The matter was called before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.

It is alleged that Josaia Waqabaca, Anare Ravula, Fred Wesley, Hank Arts, and the Fiji Times Ltd made, or caused to be published, a seditious statement in the Nai Lalakai newspaper.

Mr Waqabaca, Mr Arts and Fiji Times Ltd are charged with sedition while Mr Ravula and Mr Wesley are charged with aiding and abetting sedition.

The matter has been adjourned to April 24 and bail has been extended to all accused persons.

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