10 Quizzed on Bail Breach Claim

Po­lice swoop on men al­legedly hold­ing a meet­ing at a lo­ca­tion in the West

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - CHARLES CHAM­BERS

Ten men al­legedly part of a group fac­ing sedi­tion charges in court were re­port­edly ar­rested while hold­ing a meet­ing in the West­ern Di­vi­sion.

It is al­leged that they might have breached their bail con­di­tions. The men were still be­ing ques­tioned at the Na­maka Po­lice Sta­tion in Nadi last night when this edi­tion

went to press.

If they are charged, they are likely to be brought to court to­mor­row morn­ing.

It is be­lieved the meet­ing in ques­tion was al­legedly held some­where in Nadi. How­ever, an­other un­con­firmed re­port said the meet­ing was al­legedly held in Nadroga.

It was still un­clear last night as to what was dis­cussed in the said meet­ing.

A to­tal of 77 peo­ple have been charged with sedi­tion and their cases are be­fore the Lau­toka High Court. All those charged were granted bail.

Of the to­tal, 16 ac­cused from Nadroga are charged with one count of sedi­tion con­trary to Sec­tion 67 (1) (a) and in­cit­ing com­mu­nal an­tag­o­nism con­trary to Sec­tion 65 (2) (a) of the Crimes De­cree 2009. Six­teen from Ra face sim­i­lar

Edited by Naisa Koroi charles.cham­bers@fi­jisun.com.fj

charges. The re­main­ing 45 from Ra also are charged with one count of sedi­tion con­trary to Sec­tion 67 (1) (a) and one count of urg­ing po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence con­trary to Sec­tion 65 (1) (b) of the Crimes De­cree 2009 Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro de­clined to com­ment un­til in­for­ma­tion about the ar­rests is con­firmed. Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum be­ing blessed by Ram Pratap Singh, 85, while Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Govern­ment, Hous­ing and En­vi­ron­ment, In­fra­struc­ture and Trans­port Parveen Bala (left, stand­ing), and other guests look on. Photo: Shratika Naidu

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