(1) Qiliho threatened former Fiji Sun publisher Russell Hunter in February 2007 saying "coming to get you" if Sunday Sun did not retract a rather silly piece on Bainimarama run by Leone Cabenatabua. Hunter could hear the sound of drinking in the background. Cabenatabua told Hunter at the time he'd also been threatened and told Qiliho he had a heart condition. He gave Qiliho Hunter's mobile number
(2) The Fiji-born academic Professor Brij Lal was slapped and spat at by Qiliho at QEB while in detention before his deportation to Australia
(3) Qiliho was also behind the death threats to deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who received a phone call in 2007, in which a person who identified himself as calling from the Fiji Military Forces Camp threatened that he (Qarase) would be killed on arrival, if he returned to Suva
(4) Qiliho was behind the Deuba fire and the burning of the villa of Fiji Court of Appeal judge Justice Gordon Ward
(5) And many others who stood up for democracy and human rights
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
THE REPUBLIC of the Fiji Military Forces has assured they will not overstep their mark and will not take the lead role in interrogating people, says Land Force Commander and military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho.
Lt-Col Qiliho told the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence that the military would not take in people in for questioning as that was the role of the police.
Lt-Col Qiliho said they were now resetting their role as defined by the 2013 Fijian Constitution.
"The RFMF is going through a process now resetting itself in its role as is defined by the Constitution and that is the defined role of the police force to take on board," he said.
"We're not going to overstep the mark, the job of the Fiji Police Force.
"We're here to assist them so as other government departments that might require our assistance in future.
"But to take the lead role, no, that is not the role of the RFMF to take the role of the police force," Lt-Col Qiliho assured.
In his submission to the committee on the ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT), he said the RFMF fully supported the notion for Fiji to endorse the UNCAT.