14 Mar 2007

Fiji Human Rights Commission receives response from military

8:33 pm on 14 March 2007

The Fiji Human Rights Commission says it has now received a response from the military over its inquiry into human rights violations since the December coup.

The commission was seeking a response from the military over allegations of twenty human rights abuses.

Its director, Dr Shaista Shameem, says she is pleased to receive a comprehensive response from the military through the Attorney-General's office.

Dr Shameem says this will now allow them to proceed with next steps under the provision of the Human Rights Commission Act.