Chinese nationals further remanded
June 7, 2012 7:04 pm
Six Chinese nationals charged with the murder of Suva businessman Robert Fong have been further remanded in custody.
The men appeared at the Suva high court before Judge Salesi Temo yesterday afternoon.
Defence lawyers had submitted their written submissions to judge Temo for bail applications for the men.
They argued that two of their clients were tourists and will not be able to flee the country as they do not have any travelling documents.
They also argued that by keeping them in remand would mean punishing them before the trial even begins.
Furthermore they submitted that their clients needed to be bailed so they could prepare for a proper trial and they even have sureties.
Director of Public Prosecution lawyer Pita Bulamainaivalu maintained that the offence was a serious one and there is a likelihood that the men could flee country.
Judge Temo says he needed to read their submissions very carefully and will make a ruling on the bail applications on the June 22, 2012.