5 Nov 2009

Expelled Australian academic speaks of verbal assault by Fiji military

6:00 pm on 5 November 2009

An Australian academic of Fiji origin, Brij Lal, who has been forced to leave Fiji says during his interrogation by the military, there was no assault.

Professor Lal says he was told to leave the country voluntarily within 24 hours.

He says he was told that the military objected to his comments.

"I was not physically assaulted, I was verbally assaulted so to speak. I was told in no uncertain terms that what I had been saying over the past two or three years was simply unacceptable."

Brij Lal