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Human rights body probes assault claims

August 11, 2020 8:00 am
FHRADC Director, Ashwin Raj.

The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission is conducting an independent investigation into the alleged assault of a 31-year-old man in Nausori by police on Saturday.

An investigation team has visited Nausori and met with the complainant to ascertain critical information.

Commission Director Ashwin Raj says formal interviews will be conducted in the next few days.

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The Commission has also written to the Internal Affairs of the Fiji Police Force seeking an update on the alleged incident in Nausori.

Raj confirms the Commission is also investigating the alleged assault of a cane cutter by officers of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces in Labasa.

He adds the Commission hopes the Fiji Military Forces will also call for a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into the alleged incident.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirms this alleged incident is also being investigated.

We confirm receiving a report about a week ago against a member of the military. It’s alleged he assaulted the victim during a burglary investigation.

The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission says if these allegations are found to be true, officers responsible must be held accountable.

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