25 Aug 2015

Four more charged with sedition in Fiji, bringing total to 70

2:08 pm on 25 August 2015

Fiji's public prosecutor has charged four more people with sedition and urging political violence, bringing the total number of people charged in separate cases to 70.

The accused appeared in court in Tavua yesterday where they were remanded in custody.

The State argued the group should be remanded because of the seriousness of the charges and continuing police investigations into the use of firearms.

Dozens of people have appeared in court in the past few weeks amid allegtions of rebel groups trying to form a breakaway state and military-style training.

The military has deployed 140 soldiers in the west and north of Viti Levu to help police in their investigations.

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