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Fiji jails 14 for sedition
8:51 pm GMT+12, 29/11/2017, Fiji

The 14 people in Fiji from Nadroga Navosa convicted of sedition were sentenced Wednesday by the Lautoka High Court.
 
They all have been charged in relation to the Nadroga Navosa sovereign Christian state matter.
 
They will be spending more than 2 years behind bars after Judge Sunil Sharma dished their sentence.  
 
Jimi Koroibete, Semi Tanikili, Ratu Osea Bola-waqatabu, Adi Vasemaca Gonewai, Eroni Rikoriko, Ratu Inoke Tasere, Seru Kunalagi, Peniasi Naqau, Ratu Tevita Makutu, Mosese Navaci, Alifereti Nakuinivou, Jorama Ratulevu and Adi Cuvu Gavidi have all been sentenced to two years and three months.
 
However, Ulaiasi Rabua Tuivono who is currently serving one year eight months in jail for the Ra sedition case will also serve another year four months after he was given his sentence.
 
The group had signed a document titled ‘Nadroga-Navosa Sovereign Christian State’, in 2014 with the seditious intention of bringing in hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the State.
 
Twelve of the accused were represented by Aman Ravindra Singh while two of the accused were represented by Sala Kunatuba and Filimoni Vosarogo....

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS


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