#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Lawyers to appeal earlier than expected

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lawyers to appeal earlier than expected

Fiji lawyer Iqbhal Khan is expected to file an appeal for several of the eight men convicted of plotting to kill self-appointed prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, this week.

Khan told New Zealand media the appeal could be made as early as today (Monday) or tomorrow (Tuesday).

He says there are about eight to ten grounds for appeal and they are based on non-direction and mis-direction.

Khan says he's confident the appeal will be successful.

Khan represented Feoko Gadekibua, Barbardos Mills, Metuisela Mua and Pauliasi Namulo.

Fijilive. com last week said the lawyer for Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, Akuila Naco, would take a two-week break after a hectic four-week trial, before filing an appeal.

Radio New Zealand National reported over the weekend that Naco would now appeal earlier, probably the same time as Khan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only chance that the Appelants would have is if the Appeal Judges come from overseas!

If not the lawyers should just let it be because it would only be a waste of resources with the kind of Judges that this regime has in its payroll!