Human Rights Abuses Of Fiji

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Human Rights Abuses in Fiji
From the time when commander Commodore Josaia Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama abrogated Fiji’s constitution and took over the elected government, there have been increasing reports of human rights violations within the country as well as defilements of the rule of law (Amnesty International, 2014). The main sources of these rights violations have been from overseas tourists, international and local journalists and also non-profit organisations that have been committed into bringing about justice for the people whose rights have been constantly oppressed by Bainimarama’s regime (Amnesty International, 2014). These sources have witnessed the situation and have considered it as a total violation of international human rights which demands immediate action from not only neighbouring countries but also the international community. Correspondingly, Amnesty International continued to document cases whereby human rights are being continually ill-treated by the military (Amnesty International, 2009). For example, earlier this year Amnesty International in one of their reports documented human rights activists peacefully protesting have been arrested and incarcerated with no fair trials (Amnesty International, 2009). Furthermore, peaceful demonstrations and marches have been forced to cancel or subjectively refused as well as having the police break up secluded meetings of individuals who have gotten together to seek solutions to the government’s unjust actions…
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