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Be careful of what you post online

July 19, 2015 7:17 pm

People citing Freedom of Speech to commit crimes such as calling for assassination and revolution should think twice.

Disbarred lawyer, Rajendra Chaudhry who now lives in Sydney, Australia has recently called for revolution in Fiji, suggesting and even urging Fijians to incite violence and even kill or assassinate senior government members.

Lawyer, Richard Naidu says Fiji has good laws for such offenses and people who think they will be spared if they break the law on social media are very wrong.

“Things that have happened and what people say are not necessarily different because they say it on social media, as opposed to saying them in the newspaper, there is no difference in a way, so there are many offenses, that would be committed regardless of where they are committed, whether it’s on hard copy, newspaper, public speech or whether it’s on Facebook, it would all be the same."

There are also pages on Facebook, defaming prominent people, senior government members and the media, and administrators should be mindful that lawsuit can be filed against them.