7 Mar 2011

Chief jailed for plotting rebellion

6:11 pm on 7 March 2011

A Fijian chief has been jailed for life for plotting to kill the country's military leader, Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Website fijivillage.com reported that Ratu Inoke Takiveikata was found guilty of inciting the 2000 rebellion that aimed to kill the commodore, who became Fiji's self-appointed prime minister in 2006.

It is the second time the chief has been given a life sentence for the same crime. He was earlier sentenced for the same crime, but the Appeal Court quashed the ruling in 2007 and he was released from prison after serving 31 months.