Fijileaks: Now, we know why ASHWIN RAJ, the regime appointed lackey and Director of Fiji Human Rights Commission wants to regulate social media, to hide what is really happening under the FFP government
Jagath Karunaratne, on his Facebook posting: "Did my heart sink with familiar memories of the prison life on the eve of another beautiful Diwali, certainly yes. The rusted USB handed over to me this morning by an unknown person contained these photos. I know for a fact that they are from inside prisons. I have been there and no better person can vouch for that.
Many prison guards have informed Fijileaks that even they have been thrown into the prison cells for making minor mistakes on the job
Let us hear what the motor-mouth FFP lackey and Khaiyum's side-kick Ashwin Raj has to say on these photos. Change MUST come on 14 November so we can hold HIM and others to account. All airports and seaports must be shutdown on the 15 November to prevent them from ESCAPING. They must sleep on the same prison floors as these prisoners, to make sure NEVER again Fiji hears from them!!!!!!!!
"On Saturday the 30th of December, 2006 Mr. Samuel Whippy married Ms. Ateca Bainimarama at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva. The wedding reception was held at the Royal Suva Yacht Club. John Whippy a relative of the groom attended the reception. Francis Bulewa Kean, Commander of the Fiji Naval Forces and uncle to the bride joined the celebration. During the course of the evening several fights broke out between guests. The deceased was involved in some of those fights. He was drunk. At about 2.00am John Whippy left the Yacht Club with Peter and Samuel Whippy. They talked. The groom bade them farewell. Peter went to get a taxi to take both him and John home. When the taxi pulled up Peter sat in the back seat and he told John Whippy to get into the car. As John Whippy was assisted to the taxi he was in an ugly drunken mood. I accept he used vulgar language that provoked Mr. Kean into firmly telling him to mind his language and go home. In his drunkenness the deceased ignored this direction and kept up his belligerent tirade. Francis Kean then left the Suva Yacht Club and ran towards Mr. John Whippy yelling in Fijian, "Stop that taxi." The accused then came up to John Whippy and punched him three times in the face. John Whippy first hit his head against the taxi light then fell heavily to the ground on his back. While he was lying on the ground Francis Kean kicked him on the chest. The accused was dragged away by an unidentified woman but returned to kick John Whippy’s head. Asaeli Duvusole intervened and grabbed the accused warning him to do no more harm. John Whippy lay unmoving by the side of the taxi. A Corporal of the Fiji Military Forces checked his pulse he could find none. John Whippy was lifted into the taxi and quickly taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital. Doctor Ashika Lata Sen saw John at 1.46am. He did not have either a pulse or cardiac rhythm and he was not breathing. Despite her best efforts to resuscitate him John Whippy did not revive. He was pronounced dead at 2.20am on 31st December 2006. Mr. Kean, John Whippy’s life was precious and its value should not be underestimated. There must be exceptional circumstances before the court can suspend a term of imprisonment. I have searched for those circumstances in your case but can find none. An immediate prison sentence must be imposed. You are sentenced to
eighteen (18) months in jail."
Friday 26th October, 2007
FFP leader and Prime Minister Bainimarama's convicted killer brother-in-law appointed Commissioner of Prisons. Its not RACISM but NEPOTISM and DESPOTISM that Fiji needs to VOTE OUT on 14 November to make sure that never again a convicted KILLER becomes new Prisons Commissioner. CHANGE IS COMING! It will NOT come under
Coupist Sitiveni Rabuka (it will never come, for he himself escaped the PRISON CELLS) but under the NATIONAL FEDERATION PARTY
leadership of Professor Biman Prasad
NFP MEDIA RELEASE: April 3, 2017: Ashwin Raj must be SACKED from his position
The National Federation Party has called for the immediate dismissal of Ashwin Raj in both his positions as Chair of the Media Industry and Development Authority (MIDA) and Director of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC), following his suggestions to stifle freedom of speech on national television.
Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad, said that the suggestions on Sunday night 2nd April) by Mr Raj on FBCTV Current Affairs Show For the Record, where he urged the State to pursue the regulation of social media are shocking and must be condemned in the strongest terms.
“The NFP strongly condemns these suggestions to the State by Mr Raj, which we know are all being said under the pretext of “responsibility.”
“It is chilling, unconstitutional and could be easily wielded as an instrument to again stifle the voices of the people of Fiji.”
“What we find further disturbing are his pointed attacks on political parties and then the further justification of these attacks, to bring in regulation over social media.”
“The NFP sees this as a blatant attempt to stifle the voices of political parties in the lead-up to elections next year.”
“Fiji already has in place a heavily regulated media industry, with draconian laws, and penalties.”
“There is no need to introduce further laws to stifle civil liberties. There is instead a great need to repeal these laws.”
Professor Prasad added that citizens had taken to Mr Raj himself, their complaints on communal antagonism against FBCTV for the program Wasea Basha.
“However Mr Raj merely brushed these off as not meeting the “threshold for inciting communal discord.”
“It seems he has conveniently changed his mind on what such a “threshold” constitutes when this has concerned the State and its representatives”
“We are also appalled with the false accusations and political commentary that have emerged from Mr Raj in defending the statement of Fiji’s Ambassador to Geneva, Nazhat Shameem at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council.”
“His statement was based on an inaccurate lengthy version of the Ambassador’s statement, which the Fiji Mission in Geneva continued to have on its website and furthermore made some serious political commentary and opinion of what he thinks is true.”
“He continued to drive that agenda on Sunday night on FBCTV.”
“As the Director of a constitutionally independent commission, Mr Raj had cast inaccurate, political aspersions on opposition political parties, without checking the basic facts, including the true record of the speech.”
“The fact that a public servant in the Director of the FHRADC, has come into the political scene, falsely accusing opposition political parties of his own opinionated conclusion, contradicts the behaviour expected of pubic servants which explicitly demand political neutrality and impartiality.”
“They contravene the constitutional values and principles expected of public servants who should display high standards of behavior, including professional ethics and integrity.”
“I call on the Chairperson and members of the FHRADC who are constitutionally responsible for the promotion, protection, observation, of human rights, to take a proactive interest in the work of the commission and its officers, particularly its Director.”
“Mr Raj should be terminated from his positions to allow other more worthy, neutral and independent Fijians to apply for the position. His utterances and accusations are damning where he has crossed the line as a public servant acting as a mouthpiece for a political agenda.”
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Professor Biman Prasad