11 Jan 2007

Fiji's Attorney General considering immunity for Fiji military

4:47 pm on 11 January 2007

Fiji's interim attorney general is reported to be examining ways in which the military commander and his troops can be given immunity for their coup last month.

Radio Legend quotes Aiyaz Sayed Khayum as saying various legal options will be explored before a final decision is made.

Fiji's president, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, announced when he took back executive authority last week that members of the interim administration should look for ways to give immunity to the military.

Mr Sayed Khayum says that is the mandate given by the president and he will be looking at the issue of providing legal protection for the military.