22 Jan 2003

Two Lebanese sue Fiji government over shooting by Fiji soldier

11:45 am on 22 January 2003

Two Lebanese businessmen are suing the Fiji government after being attacked by a Fijian soldier on peacekeeping duties.

The businessmen say they were attacked when they went to collect money owed to them and one was shot.

The Fiji Times reports that Hussein Bazzi and Mohammed Ghadboun filed their claims immediately after the incident in early 2000.

Mr Bazzi is claiming 20-thousand US dollars and Mr Ghadboun, who says he was shot in the thigh and his hand, is claiming 63-thousand US dollars.