24 Jun 2011

Driti wants sedition and mutiny case to stay in Fiji's Magistrates Court

7:05 am on 24 June 2011

The lawyer representing former Fiji land force commander Pita Driti, who's been accused of sedition and inciting mutiny, says he'll appeal against an application to have the case heard in the High Court.

Lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo says he's been given until July 5 to respond to the application.

After a brief court appearance on Wednesday in which the matter was adjourned for July 22, Brigadier Driti's lawyer also received full disclosure of the case from the state.

Mr Vosarogo says this includes statements from witnesses they intend to call during the trial.

He says he'll ask for the case to remain in the Magistrates court as the High Court has the power to impart stronger penalties.