28 May 2007

Released Fiji lawyer promises to be careful with statements

10:27 am on 28 May 2007

The Fiji lawyer taken into military custody on Friday after it was claimed he incited indigenous people says he has given an undertaking to be more careful with his statements in future.

Kitione Vuetaki, who was released on Saturday, appeared on Fiji TV last night with his family saying he had been well treated at the Lautoka army barracks.

Mr Vuetaki said there was no physical abuse, not one soldier had touched him and some had even shaken his hand.

Mr Vuetaki blamed the media for his detention.

Another lawyer who is involved with Mr Vuetaki in the legal case challenging the sacking of members of the Great Council of Chiefs, Savenaca Komaisavai, was taken into custody on Saturday in Suva.