Fiji Time: 1:54 AM on Tuesday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65100.6320
JPY 55.181552.1815
GBP 0.38410.3761
EUR 0.43800.4260
NZD 0.68080.6478
AUD 0.65190.6269
USD 0.49280.4758

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Cokanauto guilty
  2. Ryan option
  3. Don't fear
  4. Team commended
  5. Medicine shortage
  6. 'Pay heed to concerns'
  7. 'Address high cost of living'
  8. Finau: Bauxite shipments reduced
  9. MP shares the spirit of Eid with children
  10. Waste water seeped into waterways, says ministry

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radio host cleared of rape Tuesday (20 Jun)
  2. Cokanauto guilty Monday (26 Jun)
  3. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  5. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  6. No terror link Tuesday (20 Jun)
  7. Kolinisau's plan Sunday (25 Jun)
  8. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)
  9. Skipper selection Sunday (25 Jun)
  10. Umarji walks free Friday (23 Jun)