Yesterday the Media party went all in on a shonky and shabby report from Amnesty International about Fiji.
Of course, it was Barbara Dreaver putting the slipper in while she enjoys staying in Suva, not at all grateful for her new freedoms.
A damning report from Amnesty International has found Fiji’s security forces are involved in an alarming level of torture, brutality and abuse cases.
Since the military coup of 2006 there have been five deaths in custody and other people have suffered serious injuries or been raped.
Amnesty International’s Pacific Researcher Kate Schuetze says accountability for these cases are the exception rather than the rule.
“It’s quite extraordinary the level of violence that some of these cases are experiencing … what makes it different in Fiji I guess is that you have immunities under the constitution which make it very difficult to investigate these,” she said.
Ms Schuetze says another problem is that Police and Prisons Commissioners are both senior serving military offices which “blurs the line between these two institutions”.
Amnesty International say more accountability is needed and there needs to be an independent mechanism monitoring the security forces so they aren’t investigating themselves when cases come to light.