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State to provide more information in Fiji Times case

July 27, 2017 5:00 am

Suva High Court Judge, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe has ordered the state to provide more information on the alleged sedition case involving three senior Fiji Times officials, the company and a letter writer.

Nai Lalakai Editor, Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times editor-in-chief, Fred Wesley, the company’s general manager and publisher, Hank Arts, the company and a letter writer, Josaia Waqabaca are charged with one count each of sedition.

Ravula, Wesley, Arts and the Fiji Times Limited are challenging the sedition charge against them.

They were initially charged with a count of inciting communal antagonism each.

They’re alleged to have published a letter in the Nai Lalakai newspaper in April last year that was likely to incite dislike, hatred or antagonism of the Muslim community.

Justice Rajasinghe told the Prosecution that the particulars of the offense are incomplete.

Meanwhile, Waqabaca has pleaded not guilty to one count each of sedition.

The matter has been adjourned to 4th September.