Fiji Times sedition trial to be summed up today
May 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Suva High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe will sum up the Fiji Times Sedition trial today.
This is after the prosecution and the Defence counsels submitted their closing submissions in court on Tuesday.
Prosecution lawyer, Lee Burney in his submission said each of the accused is responsible for the dissemination of information published in the Nai Lalakai on April 27th, 2016.
It’s alleged the Fiji Times printed an article in the Nai Lalakai newspaper which had content with seditious intention to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility amongst the population of Fiji, particularly Muslims and Non-Muslims.
The writer of the letter, Josaia Waqabaca, along with Fiji Times Limited publisher Hank Arts, Editor-in-chief Fred Wesley and Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula are charged with sedition and aiding and abetting.