4 Jun 2007

Fiji interim administration critical of foreign travel advisories

3:04 pm on 4 June 2007

The Fiji interim administration has criticised some of the travel advisories provided by diplomatic missions in Suva.

The permanent secretary for the interim prime minister and military commander says most of the advisories of the foreign missions do not match the situation on the ground in Fiji.

Parmesh Chand has told the fijivillage website that the missions were briefed on developments last Friday and the overseas countries should now look at the issue realistically.

Emergency regulations were lifted last Thursday at midnight.

The New Zealand advisory updated on Friday says there have been numerous reports of intimidation, detention, and interrogation involving both the military and the police in Fiji.

In the six months since the military seized power, there have been no sanctions over any of the human rights abuses allegedly committed by the military.