24 Oct 2017

Fiji Times sedition case delayed

6:55 am on 24 October 2017
The Fiji Times

The Fiji Times building in Suva Photo: Matthias Süßen

The Fiji High Court has granted the prosecution another 14 days to file amended information against five parties accused of sedition.

Three of the four charged are senior officials of the Fiji Times newspaper.

The Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, editor-in-chief, Fred Wesley, the company's general manager and publisher, Hank Arts, and a letter writer, Josaia Waqabaca are each charged with one count of sedition.

The newspaper company is also facing the charge in a case that began more than a year ago.

The Fiji Times reports the five appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Suva on Monday morning.

They were alleged to have published a letter in the Nai Lalakai newspaper in April last year that was likely to be seditious.

The matter has been adjourned to November 8.