10 Jun 2014

Lengthy sentences for traffickers in Fiji

10:26 am on 10 June 2014

In Fiji, lengthy jail sentences have been given out by the High Court in Suva to two men charged with slavery and trafficking in children.

Inoke Raikadroka was given 14 years for two counts of slavery and 16 years for five counts of trafficking in children.

Fiji Times online says the court made the sentence concurrent meaning he will serve only 16 years.

Parole eligibility kicks in after 14 years have been served.

Mohammed Sheefaz Sagaitu was sentenced to 12 years for trafficking in children.

He was told that he becomes eligible for parole after serving 10 years.