Times boss files bail variation application
Hearing date on application on December 8; Bail extended for all accused persons
The case against Fiji Times Limited was called for mention yesterday at the High Court in Suva before Justice Priyantha Fernando.
It is alleged that Josaia Waqabaca, Anare Ravula, Fred Wesley, Hank Arts, and the Fiji Times Ltd made, or caused to be published, a statement in the iTaukei language in the Nai Lalakai newspaper that is likely to incite dislike, hatred, or antagonism of the Muslim community. The State has been given time to file their Voir Dire disclosures and the matter will be called again on January 30, 2017.
The Fiji Times Publisher, Hank Arts, also filed a bail variation application in court and the State was given December 8, 2016 to file its response. A hearing date on the bail application will be decided on December 8. Bail has been extended for all accused persons. Source: ODPP