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Follow up, judge tells prosecution

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE High Court in Suva told the prosecution and the police to ensure the alleged victims in domestic violence offences were not pressured into withdrawing their complaints.

Justice Janaka Bandara said this as he made a ruling on a bail application by an elderly man alleged to have raped his 13-year-old daughter.

Justice Bandara said prosecution and the police had to realise that in such cases, even when the accused and the victim were living separately, there were family members who pressured young victims to withdraw their complaints.

He said in this case, the victim was forced to write a letter withdrawing her complaint.

He said this seemed to be an ongoing issue in Fiji. Justice Bandara refused bail and told the prosecution to follow up on allegations by the alleged victim that others werenterfering.

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