11 May 2009

Fiji journalists freed after two nights in jail

12:19 pm on 11 May 2009

Two journalists from a Fiji on-line newsite, who had been held by police for two nights, have just been released.

Dionisia Tabureguci and Shelvin Chand, who both work for Fiji Live, were taken to Suva's Central Police Station on Saturday.

They were being detained under Emergency Regulations

Our correspondent in Suva visited the pair and says they were taken in over a story relating to the release from jail of eight soldiers and a policeman, shortly after they were convicted of manslaughter.

Under the Emergency Regulations media organisations are not allowed to report on anything which might cast a negative light on the interim regime