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Friday, November 02, 2007
Update: 3.31pm THE United Nations says it had a role in stopping a group of soldiers who were charged with murder in Fiji from traveling to take part in peacekeeping duties.
The spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Farhan Haqm said the UN received information about criminal investigations into the soldiers and seven of them were stopped.
''As per standard UN policy and procedures and in close cooperation with the Fijian authorities, seven individuals were prevented from leaving the country and will not be part of the UN deployment. The issue now rests with the Fijian authorities,'' Mr Farhan said
According to a report carried by Pacnews, Mr Farhan said the UN still has concerns about the political situation in Fiji following last year's coup which could affect future Fiji deployments.
The seven accused will appear in court this month charged with murder and assault, after the death of Nadi teenager Sakiusa Rabaka earlier this year.