February 02, 2007

Detentions to continue, says Bainimarama

I have it on good authority that military chief and interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has said the arbitrary detentions – and by extension the human rights abuses – of people deemed “inciteful” (read irritating) by the military will continue to be taken in.

My source says Bainimarama just shrugged when asked about whether the detentions would stop. He reportedly said if people are taken in by soldiers to Queen Elizabeth Barracks (or any other military installation), “they know why they are there”.

Some non-government organisations have now resigned themselves to the fact that nothing’s going to change regarding the military’s perspective on anybody who expresses any sort of comment that doesn’t sit well with them.

They will now just concentrate on their own areas of interest and quietly document the human rights violations that happen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The recording of human rights abuses was what i suggested they do , diligently , on christmas Day . Hopefully , it will be like the Nuremberg trials all over again at the end of this coup !