GEORGE SPEIGHT, THE MAN WHO LED A COUP IN FIJI TWO YEARS AGO, HAS RECE...

World | February 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00

George Speight, the man who led a coup in Fiji two years ago, has received a life sentence after pleading guilty to treason. Speight was sentenced to death by hanging by the trial judge but the country's President, Josefa Iloilo, signed a decree commuting the sentence. Earlier Speight broke down and wept when the judge condemned him after a hearing lasting little more than an hour.

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