High court to deliver judgement on Fiji Times case today
May 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Suva High court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe will deliver his verdict this morning in relation to the Fiji Times alleged sedition case.
Last Friday, the three High court assessors unanimously found writer Josaia Waqabaca and the Fiji Times executives not guilty of sedition and aiding and abetting charges.
Josaia Waqabaca is charged with one count of sedition and it is alleged that between the 20th and 27th April 2016 he did a seditious act and submitted an article in the Nai Lalakai newspaper which could have caused feelings of ill-will and hostility between the population of Fiji particularly the Muslims and the Non-Muslims.
Anare Ravula and Fred Wesley are charged with one count each of aiding and abetting and it is alleged that they aided Arts to publish an article which was a seditious publication.
Hank Arts is charged with one count of sedition and it is alleged that he published an article on 27th April which could have caused an ill-will and hostility between the population of Fiji particularly the Muslims and the Non-Muslims.
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 Judgement will be delivered at 11.30am today.