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Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara back in the country after almost 12 years

Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara back in the country after almost 12 years

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 11/03/2023
[Photo: PNS]

Former senior officer of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara is back in the country after almost 12 years.

Mara is the only surviving son of the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Fiji's longtime Prime Minister and President.

He was one of the senior officers that supported and executed the 2006 coup led by Voreqe Bainimarama.

It was last reported that Mara was serving as an advisor to the King of Tonga, where he enjoyed the privileges of a noble in the Pacific island kingdom.

In May 2011 he was charged with mutiny and accused of attempting to overthrow Bainimarama led government.

Mara fled Fiji in May 2011, and was declared a fugitive by the Fijian government under the Extradition Act.

He later released a video, criticising Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum's leadership.

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