Fiji Assessors Find Sedition Accused Not Guilty, In Split Decision

Judge will make his final ruling next Friday where he could rule against the assessors' verdict, accused of trying to form a sovereign Christian state in Ra

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, September 15, 2017) – A panel of assessors in Fiji has found 16 people accused of sedition not guilty, in a split majority decision.

The verdict was handed down in the Lautoka High Court this afternoon, with three assessors finding the accused not guilty, while two said they were guilty.

The case has been adjourned until next Friday when a judge will make his final ruling - he could rule against the assessors' verdict.

The accused, including a chief, Ratu Epeli Niudamu, had been accused of trying to form a sovereign Christian state in Ra.

Radio New Zealand International
Copyright © 2017 RNZI. All Rights Reserved

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment