Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 21:05
A new decree introduced by Fiji’s military rulers on January 5 have cemented the dictatorship of self-styled leader Commodore Bainimarama. The decree creates an expansive definition of “terrorism”, with severe penalties, which could be interpreted to cover just about any organised opposition to the military junta. Under one of the worst provisions, Fiji’s courts have no jurisdiction to hear any claim challenging any decision by the Prime Minister, police commanders or any public official. ITUC.