This dead silence from those subjected to arbitrary arrest for speaking their minds is probably evidence of the humiliation they are subjected to in military custody. (Witness Laisa Digitaki’s statement detailing what detainees can expect)
Another Laisa – veteran singer and Vude Queen, Laisa Vulakoro – had been very vocal in her views on the military’s night-time detentions of civilians. After he first comments were broadcast on Legend FM news in December in which she condemned the army’s tactics, the army paid her a visit.
The next day her comments about their late-night visit to her home were again broadcast. She sounded undaunted. But that was before she was hauled up to Queen Elizabeth Barracks and given a “military makeover”.
There were unconfirmed and unpublished reports (from good sources) that officers at QEB cut her hair as part of their abuse. She dropped off the radar after that. Vulakoro has not made any more comments.A couple of weeks later, a letter appeared in the Fiji Times from a woman in