THE NGO Coalition on Human Rights condemned the severe brutality inflicted on two men in a video footage that has gone viral through social media networks.
The vocal human rights group has called for a full investigation and a public enquiry into the issue.
The NGO Coalition on Human Rights chair Shamima Ali said the video demonstrated inhumane treatment of people and the total lack of respect for human life and dignity.
Ms Ali said Article 5 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights says that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment and this is a non-derogable — cannot be taken away from anyone.
She said Article 7 of the UDHR states that all people are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this declaration.
Ms Ali said the NGO Coalition welcomed the fact that a statement was made by police on the matter because the public had a right to know what was happening and what would be done about it. She said following an inquiry, the report should be made public as soon as possible.
Ms Ali also called for an independent medical report to be prepared as part of this public enquiry.
The NGO Coalition said the basic dignity and protection of rights of each individual should be upheld.
She said the violation of the rights of these men should not be allowed to go unaddressed.
Ms Ali said justice had to be served. "The efforts of Liberian women for peace are well known to women leaders here in Fiji and in the region.