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Brutality claim

Amenatave Yaconisau, Palm Drive, Delainavesi
Friday, February 23, 2018

I lament the claim of police brutality claimed in this newspaper (FT 22/2) by Waikubukubu villagers in Tavua.

Certainly accused people have rights not to be tortured and to remain silent as espoused in Section 13(1)(b) of the Constitution and to be informed about the consequences of remaining silent. They also have the right not to be compelled to any confession.

I believe the closest the police have is if the person is reasonably suspected of committing an offence according to Section 9(1)(e). Let's have justice!

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