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More Fiji Coup plotters jailed

A court in Fiji has sentenced two men to life in prison after finding them guilty of treason for their part in a nationalist coup three years ago. Journalist Joseph Nata and former politician Ratu Timoci Silatolu were key lieutenants to George Speight, a failed businessman who led the overthrow of the country’s Indian-dominated government in May 2000. Nata will serve a minimum of seven years in jail, and Silatolu nine years. They both pleaded not guilty to charges of treason, and were warned by the trial judge that they could have been sentenced to death. Joseph Nata had been George Speight’s media advisor during the uprising three years ago. Timoci Silatolu was a member of the coalition government deposed in the armed coup. The court was told the former politician had co-ordinated the assault on parliament by George Speight and six special forces soldiers. Full Story

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