Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Seek justice in Bill of Rights: CCF - Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sai Comment:
- Rev Yabaki must be naive to think that citizens of Fiji have confidence in the

Fiji citizens do not need to go overseas to seek justice for political crimes because we have the Bill of Rights, says Citizens' Constitutional Forum chief executive Reverend Akuila Yabaki.

He made the comment while lamenting the reality that many citizens had migrated and were still doing so as a result of the coups.

On the recent political asylum granted by USA to Rajeshwar Singh, a former Fiji resident, and his family, Mr Yabaki said it was a sad day in Fiji's history.

"It appears that this particular (Indo-Fijian) family had been victimised since the 1987 coup, till 1998," he said.

Singh, his wife Mohini Lata Singh and their two children were given political asylum by the US Supreme Court who believed they were in danger of being persecuted again if they returned to Fiji.

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