Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Human Rights Abuser Driti Told to Stay Home

Fiji Land Force chief told to stay home
Posted on Matavuvale.com - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fiji’s application for its Land Force Commander to lead a military contingent to Iraq has been rejected by the United Nations.

Brigadier Pita Driti says the rejection was due to political interference, but he is not concerned as he has important duties to attend to in Fiji.

“No, no. I’ve been told to remain in Fiji. There were some political implications I think. That is okay, I’ve nothing to lose. I’ve got a lot of work to do back home so I’ll just stick here and do what I’m supposed to do.”

Brigadier Driti was to have led a Fiji military contingent in May for UN duties in Iraq. Fiji soldiers are currently guarding UN personnel in Baghdad.

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