20 Feb 2018

44 on sedition charges in Fiji plead not guilty

2:55 pm on 20 February 2018

Forty-four people in Fiji charged in relation to para military style training three years ago have pleaded not guilty.

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They've been charged with urging political violence and twenty among them have also been charged with sedition.

The accused are alleged to have been involved in para-military style training in the Ra area of Fiji's main island in the first six months of 2015.

All the accused were present at the Lautoka High Court yesterday.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says the matter has been adjourned to March 12 before Justice Aruna Aluthge to fix a trial date.

Bail has been extended to all the accused.

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