17 Dec 2012

Alleged police monitoring seen as a sign of times in Fiji

8:12 pm on 17 December 2012

The president of the Fiji Law Society, Dorsami Naidu, says if a document which lists the movements of people who have spoken out against the regime, is authentic, it's just a sign of the current environment.

The document posted to the blog site Coupfourpointfive, is purported to be compiled by the Fiji Police, and lists high profile pro-democracy campaigners such as Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, and Reverend Aquila Yabaki.

The assistant commissioner of police, Rusiate Tudravu, says he's not aware of the existence of the report.

It includes comments about where people have travelled, who they've met, and in some cases when they've sought medical treatment.

Dorsami Naidu says if it's genuine it's a serious breach of privacy but not surprising.

"The regime is not a democratically elected government so they're the ones who make their own laws and we have tight censorship control of the media and all other aspects of our lives in this country so we're not living in normal times."

Dorsami Naidu from the Fiji Law Society.