Qarase’s appeal ruling Thursday

Laisenia Qarase
Fiji Court of Appeal will deliver their ruling in relation to former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase’s appeal on conviction and sentence, this Thursday.
Qarase was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment by the High Court in August last year after he was found guilty of six counts of abuse of office and three counts of discharging his duty with respect to property in which he had a private interest.
He was released from prison early last month.
Qarase’s counsel, Remy Van De Wiel QC claimed in the appeal hearing that the defense counsel at the time of the trial, Tupou Draunidalo was not familiar with criminal court of law.

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