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RFMF clarifies stand on Protection treaty

April 23, 2019 1:22 pm

Members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces who were involved in any kind of torture during the past political events have been dealt with accordingly.

RFMF Deputy Commander Brigadier General Mohammed Aziz confirmed this while making submissions to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.

Committee member Pio Tikoduadua asked Aziz about the RFMF’s role in trying to educate its officers on how to comply with the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

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Brigadier General Aziz says any disciplinary issues relating to torture and other issues will face the full brunt of the law.

Aziz said they have did this in the events of 1987, 2000 and 2006 and they will continue to hold officers accountable of any indisciplined actions they are involved in.

“Sir your good self are aware of the numerous cases where individuals have been charged and trialed and in most cases convicted and sentence for offenses relating to this.”

Aziz has confirmed that continuous training has been done to ensure that officers are aware of the various laws and rights that involves them during their work.

 

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