Bulitavu and Karunaratne case adjourned to February 2019

Defence lawyer Barbara Malimali and Mosese Bulitavu in court today. Picture: LITIA CAVA

THE case against SODELPA parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu and Fiji United Freedom Party president Jagath Karunaratne has been adjourned to February 26 next year.

The duo appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili today.

State lawyer Yogesh Prasad sought for a longer adjournment date.

Defence lawyers Filimoni Vosarogo and Barbara Malimali had no objections to what was proposed by Mr Prasad.

But they asked the court to allow their clients to report and sign at the Police Station once every month.

This was granted by Mr Ratuvili.

He also orderedĀ  that the duo must report to the nominated police station on the last Friday of every month.

High Court judge JusticeĀ  Vinsent Perera had ordered a re-trial in the case against the two after they appealed against their conviction and sentence.

It is alleged the two were involved in spray painting words in different places between Nausori and Suva with the seditious intention of bringing in hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the government of Fiji.

It is alleged they did this with others between August 1-27 in 2011.

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