19 Aug 2015

Soldiers deployed in Fiji over rebel probe

8:23 pm on 19 August 2015

Reports from Fiji say the military has been deployed to help investigate suspected rebel groups in the country.

FBC News reports 140 soldiers are assisting the police to investigate claims firearms are involved.

Fiji Military pass out parade.

Fiji Military pass out parade. Photo: Fiji Government

The Land Force Commander, Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho, says the military forces decided to assist police with manpower.

He says their decision is based on the role of the military as spelt out in the Constitution.

65 people have appeared in court over the past six weeks charged with sedition, with one group alleged to have conducted military style training in the hills of Ra province.

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