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Being charged with “uttering seditious comments” shows we are living in the worst type of Dictatorship

Driti and Mara in court


Former Land Force Commander Brigadier General Pita Driti and former 3FIR Commander Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court today charged with uttering seditious comments and inciting to mutiny.

Both men have pleaded not guilty and have been released on $2,000 bail with no surety.

Driti was represented by lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo while Mara was represented by Devanesh Sharma.

The two men appeared before Magistrate Alofa Seruvatu. Ratu Tevita was charged with one count of uttering seditious comments – breaching Section 67 of the Crimes Decree.

Driti was charged with one count each of uttering seditious comments and inciting to mutiny.

The two men have been ordered to surrender their passports and will again appear in court on the 30th of May.

Report by : Maca Lutunauga

Top Fiji Soldiers charged over Plot


Driti charged with inciting Fiji mutiny

Posted at 05:31 on 04 May, 2011 UTC

A former Fiji Land Force Commander, Brigadier General Pita Driti, has appeared in court charged with inciting mutiny.

Fiji media say no details of the alleged plot have been released.

Brigadier General Driti, who has been on leave since last year, has also been charged with making a seditious comment.

The same charge has been levelled at another former top officer, Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, who also appeared in court in Suva.

The two have pleaded not guilty.

They have ordered to surrender their passports and to reappear in court at the beginning of June.

Both were close associates of the military commander, Commodore Bainimarama, when he seized power in a coup in 2006.

When they took leave seven months ago, the Fiji regime denied there were any splits within the top hierarchy, and that assessment was last given two months ago by the Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga.

Commodore Bainimarama is currently in Vietnam.

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15 thoughts on “Being charged with “uttering seditious comments” shows we are living in the worst type of Dictatorship

  1. This misguided regime under Khaiyum and his deranged dictator puppet Bainimarama is imploding. The dogs are at each others throats. This illegal regime of human rights abusing thugs has brought nothing to Fiji but economic collapse, poverty, thuggery, murder and the ruination of the once proud Fiji military. These military fools have been totally conned by Khaiyum and his palagi collaborators like Gates, Pryde and Smith Johns.
    It is time for these treasonous parasites to be brought to justice for what they have done to Fiji and its people – before it is too late!! The need to eliminate these rabid dogs and coup collaborators is urgent!!

  2. now the revolt will begin and the dictator days are numbered , power to the people, driti and mara have lot of power and will get the dictator and junta out by a coup to come

  3. Congratulations to Driti and Mara – at last some Fiji military with courage. Wake up you military and police pussies – save your nation while you can. Time for the perpetrators and the families of this rabid regime to be brought to justice. Khaiyum, Gates, Pryde and Smith Johns must not be allowed to escape…although word is that Ms Goebells has already fled??

  4. Rise up people of fiji, its time for revolt against the crook dictator, molbi kaiyun and molbi aziz, time to march and fight and throw these crooks out and do everything to fight and win, vanua power must come now and destroy the crook before he destroy fiji

  5. These two farkers will face charge after charge and case after case and pre-cooked gail sentence after gail sentence, so they better coup now and all the top falla at RFMF will face the same thing from voro cos the falla very liumuri-use and then abuse-marktot

  6. These 2 should be taken to the International Court of Justice not the Fiji Courts.
    They are guilty of human rights abuses and murder like Voreqe n comp.
    Roko Lui n Driti = memudrausici sara drau veivutusona!

  7. like obama announce that justice has been done so justice has been done to this two in fiji and more need to face same wrath and the the dictator, they are scapegoats and dictators bitch at the end like all the other masi polos will be.

    where is the lamusona president of the banana republic-he is next or soon his time will come.

  8. Charges laid etc etc – now the key question is will it be an “open” court or a “closed” military tribunal? Big difference?

  9. First Osama bin Laden, then Dr Sahu Khan & his company of cheating lawyers, then Driti & Mara (the two chickens who should have ousted their murderer boss VB long time ago) Now they’re facing the music and have lost the golden opportunity to have taken the government and hand it back to the people of Fiji. I doubt whether they have the support now! They better act now to redeem themselves, before it’s too late!

  10. more to be charged with drippy and ulukau chief of lau, these are ratu epeli ganilau, ben padarath, neel shivam laywer who did the decree for post coup, teleni the dancing police man now enjoying chinese buffet, langman and many more.

  11. Fiji is under martal law or per and driti and roko must act with their group now and make the coup or they doomed for good as they looking at staged trial and charge after charge and long gail sentences and die in prision so even if die now -coup needed to topple the dictator and put on trial

  12. Franky boy, these are dangerous games! You may not run fast enough the next time around!

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