Fijileaks: We have called for Sitiveni Rabuka's Immunity to be stripped (or he should volunteer to do so) so we can try him and the present thugs!
PICTURES of Fijian suspects beaten by security forces were taken during a drug raid in 2009 and suppressed under censorship laws enforced by the interim government. Relatives of the men from the western provinces of Nadroga and Navosa have identified the police officer responsible for the beating as a national rugby player. "We are thankful that the pictures have been made public - it's about time people know what went on," a relative of one of three the men in the pictures said this hour. "Police threatened to kill us at the time. If the Police Commissioner wants to talk we will talk to him. "The truth must be told." Pictures released to Islands Business show that one of the men was scalded with boiling water by a policeman during the raid. Police Commissioner, Brigadier Sitiveni Qiliho, has promised to investigate allegations of police brutality.
One of the men was scalded with boiling water by a policeman during the raid
"It was in May or June 2009. I had hot water poured on my back. It was still boiling. You know how one is tortured; it was with knives and sticks. I think there were about 20 of them. I still have scars on my back. Sometimes I have flashbacks of what happened, when people experience these things they sometimes have flashbacks of the incident. I was admitted for three weeks in hospital after the incident. Our case was then dismissed and we reconciled" - Vilimoni Mateiwai, of Nakoro Village in Navosa