Anti-government site administrator being questioned by Police

June 10, 2020 1:05 pm

A person has been taken in for questioning following a raid at the National Federation Party headquarters and suspended SODELPA office last yesterday evening.[Source: NFP]

A person has been taken in for questioning in relation to a raid at the National Federation Party Headquarters and suspended SODELPA office yesterday evening.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho confirms the person was taken in for an interview, after which the raid was being carried out.

According to FBC News sources, the man being questioned is Ferrel Khan, who is renowned for his anti-government postings on social media sites under his name and on pages such as the Fiji Exposed Forum.

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He was arrested yesterday and is being questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department.

The Police Commissioner had earlier confirmed to FBC News that the raid was carried out in relation to an alleged social media posting.

Khan has been writing a number of posts against the likes of Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the ruling Fiji First Party.

Sources have also told FBC News that Khan had claimed to have worked for political parties and individual Opposition politicians and was getting paid.

So far NFP and SODELPA have both denied that they had anything to do with Khan.

His anti-government posts have also included a number of personal attacks against the government MPs as well as several government institutions and its Chief Executives.

The Fiji Exposed Forum Facebook page, which is renowned for its anti-government posts has Khan as one of its administrators and his posts have also been shared on pages such as Samachar Darshan.

It is also believed that Khan and his group work out of an institution in Vuda, Lautoka, and the group is headed by a former academic, who is involved in the  frequent attacks on the Government.