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Nadroga 16 charged with sedition remanded in custody

October 16, 2015 5:38 am

Sixteen men and women from Nadroga who are charged with sedition and inciting communal antagonism have been further remanded in custody.

Judge Justice Paul Madigan presided over pre-trial legal arguments and ruled that the case will now go to trial in early 2016.

The case has been adjourned to the 5th of November for the State and the Defence lawyers to produce Agreed Facts.

The accused are Ratu Inoke Tasere, Jimi Koroibete, Seru Kunalagi, Adi Cuvu Gavidi Atama, Ulaiasi Rabua Tuivono, Peniasi Naqau, Semi Tanikili, Ratu Osea Bolawaqatabu, Ratu Tevita Khaikhainabokolawale Makutu, Mosese Navaci, Eroni Rikoriko, Alifereti Nakuinivou, Alifereti Gonewai, Raicula Rokovou, Adi Vasemaca Veikunekibulu Gonewai and Jorama Ratulevu

They are charged with one count each of sedition and one count each of inciting communal antagonism, in relation to the alleged Nadroga-Navosa sovereign Christian state matter.

They all appeared at the Lautoka High Court today.