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Judge seeks explanation for remand of 3 accused at Naboro

September 8, 2015 1:31 am

*Lautoka High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe has ordered the DPP to submit a report about why three accused persons charged in the sedition case have been remanded at the Naboro Maximum Prison.

Justice Thushara told the court that this is against section 13 of the Constitution.

Section 13 covers the rights of arrested and detained persons.

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The court heard the men were detained at Naboro without the knowledge of
their lawyers.

Justice Rajasinghe has also asked the DPP to submit a report in court as to why two juveniles were charged with adults and were kept in remand with the rest of the adults for the last 14 days.

The two juveniles have been remanded again in custody at the Lautoka Police Station and their case will be called in the Nadi Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Defence lawyer Mark Anthony has also highlighted to the court the difficulty he has in getting access to his clients.

He said the only times he has been able to meet with his clients is when they are brought to court

Thirty-six people from Ra were produced in the Lautoka High Court on charges of sedition and urging political violence.

Thirty four of them will appear in court again on September 22.

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