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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