The expected appeal will be heard this Wednesday.
Qarase expected to appeal conviction
Publish date/time: 17/09/2012 [13:04]
Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who is currently serving a one year sentence in prison, is expected to appeal his conviction in relation to the Fijian Holdings Limited case this Wednesday.
The case will be called at 9.30am before Fiji Court of Appeal judge Justice Suresh Chandra.
Qarase’s lawyer Tupou Draunidalo confirmed that the appeal is against conviction.
Qarase was sentenced for 12 months by High Court judge Justice Priyantha Fernando in July after he was found guilty of six counts of abuse of office and three counts of discharging his duty with respect to property in which he had a private interest.
Story by: Tokasa Rainima