2 Jun 2011

Bail extended for Fiji Brigadier on mutiny and sedition charges

7:01 am on 2 June 2011

Bail has been extended for the former Fiji Land Force Commander charged with uttering seditious comments and inciting mutiny.

Fijivillage reports the lawyer for Brigadier General Pita Driti called for full disclosure of evidence when he reappeared in the Magistrates Courts yesterday.

The magistrate has given the state two weeks to file the disclosures and extended bail until June 22.

The arrest warrant against his co-accused, Lieutenant Colonel Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, has been extended to August the 3rd.

Colonel Mara, who faces a sedition charge, fled to Tonga while on bail last month, with Fiji seeking his extradition.