VICTIMS of human trafficking can rest assured that the Director of Public Prosecution will not pursue cases against them.
Instead the DPP will use all its powers against human trafficking facilitators. This according to Seini Puamau, the manager of the Director of Public Prosecutions Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.
"Victims of human trafficking will not be treated as criminals in Fiji. They will be protected by law enforcement agencies within the country and they will be protected by the DPP under the powers accorded to him by law," she said.
"The office of the DPP is committed to entering a nolle prosequi against the victims of human trafficking who have been mistakenly charged for unlawful possession of travel documents or similar offences."
She said the criminalisation of human trafficking in most of its recognisable forms had significantly empowered agents in the fight against the crime.