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CCF expresses concern

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, March 02, 2018

THE Citizens' Constitutional Forum has expressed concern over recent media reports of alleged police brutality on nine youths from Waikubukubu Village, Tavua.

In a statement, the organisation said it was distressing to note that despite Fiji's ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Torture in 2016, issues of police brutality continued to emerge.

"The CCF supports the call from the Fiji Police Force to conduct an independent investigation into these allegations of brutality and we are hopeful that police will expedite their internal inquiries into this matter," the statement said.

"CCF would also like to reiterate to the Fiji police to ensure a just and thorough investigation is carried out and the outcome made public."

CCF policy and research officer Lusia Lagilevu highlighted the importance of the rule of law. "The CCF reminds members of the public and the police to respect the rule of law and the rights of individuals as provided for in the Fiji Constitution," she said in the statement. "In the interests of justice and the Fiji citizens whom the police serve, transparency and accountability should be upheld during and after investigations."

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