A teenager was admitted in a serious condition at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital on February 12 after being beaten up by soldiers. The reason for the 19-year-old's assault is unclear.
The teenager was admitted with grave head injuries but the incident has not been reported in the mainstream media.
The teenager's family is fearful of further military retaliation and the young man's mother sought advice on whether on she should lodge a complaint with the Fiji Human Rights Commission as she was extremely fearful of the repercussions from the military.
The 19-year-old was reportedly visited by a female member of the interim administration on the evening of February 15th. It is unclear as to what her next course of action, as a member of the interim administration will be.
PS: Following our post on the topic on February 16, Fijilive reported on February 20 that the 19-year-old was Sakiusa Rabaka of Nadi who was recovering from surgery. He was arrested by soldiers on allegations of peddling drugs, but his mother said he was at the "wrong place at the wrong time".