20 Jul 2004

Fiji police explain treason trial to Tailevu and Naitasiri villagers

2:41 pm on 20 July 2004

Police in Fiji have been using two teams of police to visit some parts of the country to explain the treason trials arising from the May 2000 coup.

One group of ten officers has been visiting villages in Tailevu North, while a second group have been in Tailevu South and Naitasiri province.

Police spokesman, Mesaki Koroi, who accompanied the group to Naitasiri, says the visits are designed to make people aware of the legal processes involved and to ensure people understand the reasons for the trials.

"IN: We're also at the same time trying to tell to the people that the law situation in Fiji must prevail, that law and order must be allowed to take its own course. The insurrection of 2000 was a dark part of our history which should not be repeated."

Police spokesman, Mesaki Koroi