25 Nov 2016

Appeal launched in Fiji's Soko rape case

From , 4:03 pm on 25 November 2016

The lawyer of eight Fiji police and a military officer sentenced to up to nine years jail for rape has now launched an appeal.

The men's lawyer Iqbal Khan has filed an appeal on 40 counts saying the judge erred in dismissing the evidence of Senijeli Boila, who along with Vilikesa Soko had been assaulted.

Mr Soko died of his injuries in Lautoka hospital two years ago.

Mr Khan told Koro Vaka'uta why he was appealing the convictions.

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