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A disorderly conduct charge instead of a private prosecution for slander.. The PM uses public money to defend his “honor”?

A MAN charged with disorderly conduct in a public place was yesterday granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court. Stefan Ali was presented before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili  and the charge read to him. Mr Ali indicated to the court he understood  the charge. He is alleged to have made comments regarding the Prime Minister.His defence counsel told the court they would like to defer the plea and asked he be granted bail. Police prosecution told the court they would not object to bail as it  was a minor offence but wanted Mr Ali to surrender his travel  documents. The defence counsel said since it was a minor offence, he saw no reason in Mr Ali surrendering his passports. The court was told Mr Ali frequently travelled abroad. Mr Ali was allowed bail after he provided a surety. His case will be called again on March 7. Source: Fiji Times, 22/1/2014
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8 thoughts on “A disorderly conduct charge instead of a private prosecution for slander.. The PM uses public money to defend his “honor”?

  1. so Fiji is heading back to being a democracy where people can speak their minds freely
    so long as you say nothing nasty about its nasty dictator!!

  2. Congratulations Ratuvili your (illegal) opinion is irrelevant. At the behest of your illegal and treasonous masters you have just successfully sent another signal of confirmation to voters that the elections will be rigged.

  3. Stefan we fully support your attempt to voice a political opinion. Unfortunately, we live in a dictatorship where such a thing is not possible without facing serious consequences.

  4. It is incredible. Is it such a heinous crime to utter an opinion about someone or is bai some kind of deity that it is a blasphemy to do so. I also found it extreme to slap a cuff on Stefan’s hands for such a minor incident and try to deny him travel freedom. Is real freedom restored yet? That would be most doubtful with this sort of behaviour by the regime. For interest sake what is the decree that says that this incident is a crime?

  5. I recall that Stefan once supported Frank – back when Frank and Aiyaz were spinning their vomit about Qarase’s supposed “corruption” and “racism”. Before Frank and Aiyaz, anyone could have taken to the streets and say whatever they liked about Qarase, Chaudhry or their close relatives – the result? Nothing – freedom of speech.

    I cannot believe that anyone thinks that this silliness Frank has created makes any sense at all – Frank is just a fat man in very tight underpants, trying to tell everyone how great he is.

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