The Suva Magistrates Court has deferred its decision regarding bail variation for four people charged with urging political violence and urging another citizen to burn Suva.
The four are businesswoman and deposed SDL MP, Dr Mere Samisoni, and Mataiasi Ragigia, Semisi Lasike and Apete Vereti.
The case was heard by the acting chief magistrate Usaia Ratuvili who says a decision will be made next week.
In court today, though, DPP Christopher Pryde announced that Samisoni is no longer a Justice of Peace saying that there has been no Parliament since 2006 so therefore the provisions that allow a MP to be a JP no longer exist.
He also objected to a variation in bail saying all four should be remanded in custody.
Prosecutors allege the group conspired to overthrow the illegal government last year between September and December naming Waisea Kaloumaira as the man they allegedly urged to burn Suva.
In a statement yesterday the family of Samisoni said the case was to be heard after "repeated delays."
It said the 73-year-old grandmother was detained on December 30 and released on bail on 4 January "in a case that co-incised with Fiji's military regime introducing new powers to detain and even kill civilians it suspects of committing an offence under the Public Order Act."
The statement continued with: "Fiji's military regime has established a policy of Lawfare, using the court system to inflict punishment and costs on individuals it intends to destroy, including the elected Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, Human Rights lawyer Imrana Jalal and former Fiji Rugby Union chairman, Keni Dakuidreketi."