Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Fiji Regime and its Opponents - Who are the Cowards?

The Council for a Democratic Fiji

The Council refers to the practice of the current regime of seeking to brand as ‘cowards’ its overseas opponents who are the subject of trumped up charges by the regime but who decline to accept the invitation of the regime to return to Fiji to, in the regime's words, ‘face justice.’ A prominent person falling into that category is Ratu Tevita Mara, who considerably embarrassed the regime by his flight from Fiji last year after being the subject of alleged sedition charges.

The Council has pointed out many times that there is no more justice in Fiji to which any
opponent of the regime can return, that the regime trumps up charges against any party
disagreeing with it, and that Bainimarama's view of sedition as any disagreement is wrong and perverted.

William Marshall QC, who recently left Fiji when his contract was not renewed, has cast further light on the matter of Ratu Tevita Mara's departure in his 143 page petition to the regime, in which he refers to Ratu Tevita's distrust of the Fiji prosecution process and legal system which led to his flight from Fiji and to his declining to return to Fiji to ‘face justice.’ He is entirely in agreement with the attitude taken by Ratu Tevita.

Thus, Ratu Tevita in fleeing Fiji and declining to return was not being a coward. His departure and refusal to return were inspired by his clear knowledge that there is now no rule of law in Fiji and that the sedition charges against him were drummed up to harass him.

Ratu Tevita is not of course alone. There are many others the subject of trumped up charges by the regime, some of whom have rightly fled and rightly stayed away.

Who then are the real cowards?

The real cowards are those who enjoy luxury and domination at the point of a gun - the regime and all its adherents.


Secretary
Council for a Democratic Fiji
15th October 2012
Cfdfiji.org


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