15 Dec 2015

Fiji Foreign Affairs Committee to look into torture allegations

3:05 pm on 15 December 2015

The chair of the Fiji parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee says it is looking into allegations of torture made by a Lautoka lawyer.

Aman Ravindra-Singh has claimed that he and his associates have been threatened and people close to him attacked because he is acting for people who have been accused of sedition.

He says he believes security forces were behind the attacks.

FBC News reports the committee chair, Netani Rika, as saying it would look into the allegations and seek submissions from those who claim to have been tortured.

Fiji police say they are yet to receive a formal complaint from Mr Ravindra-Singh.

RFMF refutes claims military involved

The Fiji Times reports the acting military commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has refuted claims by Mr Ravindra Singh of mistreatment at the hands of the disciplined forces.

He told the paper there is no involvement of military personnel regarding any of the allegations.

But he said the military would wait for a police investigation.

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