Trial Date Set For Fiji Secessionist Movement

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Accused alleged to have tried to set up separate Christian state

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 2, 2015) – A trial date has been set in Fiji for the 16 people accused of trying to establish a sovereign Christian state in the Nadroga and Navosa regions.

The Lautoka High Court is to try the 16 on February the 2nd on charges of sedition and inciting communal antagonism.

The accused have been free on bail for nearly a month.

They were charged in August following a police investigation going back to last year.

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