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Fiji Times employees in court

August 17, 2016 5:54 pm

Three employees of The Fiji Times and a politician will re-appear in court at the end of the month for allegedly inciting communal antagonism.

Anare Ravula, Fiji Times Editor Fred Wesley and Publisher Hank Arts appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday along with Fiji Labour Party politician Josaia Waqabaca.

It’s alleged that Waqabaca wrote a Letter to the Editor in the iTaukei publication Nai Lalakai with antagonistic comments against muslims.

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The four are alleged to have made, or caused to be published, a statement that is likely to incite dislike, hatred, or antagonism of the Muslim community.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Office yesterday sought 14 days to serve full disclosures to all accused.

All four have been bailed until the 31st of this month.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment under the Crimes Decree.

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