Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Fiji Dictator Goes After Former Treasonous Colleagues

Fiji Village News - 4 May 2011

Mara, Driti charged and appear in court




Former Land Force Commander Brigadier General Pita Driti and former Commander of the 3FIR Unit Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara appeared before Suva Magistrate Alofa Seruvatu in the last hour.

Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara appeared first and faces one count of uttering seditious comments under Section 67 of the Crimes Decree.

He has been released on $2,000 bail with no surety.

Mara’s lawyer is Devinesh Sharma while Driti’s legal counsel is Filimoni Vosarogo. 

Driti just appeared a few minutes ago and he faces two counts of uttering seditious comments and one count of inciting mutiny. 

He has been released on bail.

Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges and they have been told to surrender their passports and not to interfere with any witnesses.

They will reappear in court on the 1st June.



Driti and Mara in court - May 04, 2011
Former Land Force Commander Brigadier General Pita Driti and former 3FIR Commander Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara have appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court for breaching the Public Emergency Regulations.
The two appeared before Magistrate Alofa Seruvatu. Roko Ului is charged with one count of uttering seditious comments under Section 67 of the Crimes Decree.
He has been released on $2,000 bail with no surety and was represented by Suva lawyer Devanesh Sharma.
He will appear again on the 30th of May.

Driti is currently taking the stand as this bulletin goes to air.

Report by : Maca Lutunauga

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