May 10, 2009

Two more journalists detained

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TWO more journalists are in custody for allegedly breaching the provisions of the military regime’s Public Emergency Regulations.

Sources have told Fiji Uncensored that two Fijilive journalists were taken to the Central Police Station on Saturday afternoon where they have since been detained.

The two journalists have been identified as Dionisia Tabureguci and Shelvin Chand.

At the time this piece was being posted, they had allegedly not received access to legal support.

The Fiji Media Council was also not in a position to make a formal representation on their behalf because their employer was not a member of the council.

Under the emergency regulations, media organisations are not allowed to publish articles which place the regime under a negative light. – fiji uncensored


FDFM reassures soldiers that they are not the target


THE Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement has reassured the rank and file of the Fiji Military Forces that the movement’s crusade for democracy is not a struggle against them.

“One thing the soldiers must remember is that this fight is not against them individually, but against the institute they represent,” FDFM president Usa Waqatairewa said.

Waqatairewa said under Voreqe Bainimarama and his supporters in the illegal Interim Government and top brass of the military, the FMF had become an uncontrollable monster.

He said FDFM had not had any formal contact with soldiers but he believed many of them were beginning to question the direction the FMF was taking.

“In their mind they will be quietly contemplating whether Bainimarama is leading them along the correct path or whether he must be written off as he appears to be only looking after himself and his cronies and taking the rest of the troops on a ride over a cliff.”

Waqatairewa said many soldiers remained in the military “merely for the steady pay packet”.

“You know Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs where he theorised that food and shelter was the most immediate and basic human need.

“Soldiers are just like everybody else with a mortgage to service and a family to provide for,” he said. – fiji uncensored

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