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Release them, says Amnesty International

September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Update: 11:53AM FIJIANS should be free to openly discuss their supreme law and even criticise without fear of reprisals, says Amnesty International.

The organisation said this in a statement late Saturday night.

Amnesty International’s director for South East Asia and the Pacific, Rafendi Djamin called for the unconditional release of the five men detained by police for allegedly uttering comments at a panel discussion earlier this week.

Police are interviewing Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka, National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad, trade unionist Attar Singh, former politician and academic Dr Tupeni Baba.

The fifth person named in the Amnesty International statement as being detained is Jone Dakuvula from a civil society organisation.

Source – FijiTimes; Posted by Mere Varani for SWM

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