15 Jun 2011

Report Fiji is seeking Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara's extradition from Australia

10:01 am on 15 June 2011

The Fiji Attorney-General's Office says it has sent papers to Australia to extradite Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara.

The interim Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, told FBC News the documents were delivered to the Australian Attorney-General's Office yesterday morning.

He says the ball is 'now in Australia's court' to follow due legal process in having Colonel Mara brought back to Fiji.

The former Lieutenant Colonel who is wanted in a sedition charge in Fiji, has been in Australia this week, after escaping to Tonga last month.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says the government plans to file for his extradition in every country he visits.