Times case: Prosecution granted leave to amend information

Update: 5:18PM PROSECUTION has been granted leave by High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe to amend the information in the case of the State against three senior Fiji Times Limited officials and a letter writer.

In his ruling today, Justice Rajasinghe granted leave to amend the information as provided by the State in removing the annexure to the information and specifically provide details of the classes of the population for which the article allegedly promote feelings of ill-will and hostility.

The case has been adjourned to Wednesday for a plea and the amended information to be submitted to Court.

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.

Bail has been extended for all five accused persons.

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