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Fiji: new torture report ten years on from military coup shows 'dark side of paradise'

The country's paradise image belies a much darker truth © Vlad Sokhin

Report documents five cases where people were beaten to death in custody

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Jul 30 2013 9:48AM
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Feb 19 2013 9:43AM
Fiji: when is a political party not a political party?

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Oct 20 2012 11:03PM
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Mar 7 2012 9:13AM
Fiji: action by four governments requested by unions

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Nov 20 2011 9:36AM
Fiji's junta condemned over rights by ILO

The UN'sInternational Labour Organisation (ILO) this week issued a strong condemnation of Fiji'smilitary Junta over severe violations of labour rights (see pages 809-847). The ILO's Committee on Freedom of Associationdescribed the...

Nov 19 2011 6:26PM
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Nov 8 2011 10:13PM
Protest to Fijian authorities about treason charges against trade unionists

The global trade union movement has launched an electronic action aimed at the military dictatorship in Fiji, who have arrested the leaders of the Fiji Trades Union Congress, one of them already charged with plotting to overthrow the...

Nov 5 2011 10:35PM
Fiji: second union leader arrested without charge

After the arrest last weekend of Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) President Daniel Urai on his return from CHOGM in Western Australia, this weekend saw the release of FTUC General Secretary Felix Anthony. Twelve police officers are...

Oct 30 2011 6:55AM
Fiji arrests trade union leader

Fijian trade union President Daniel Urai spent last week in Perth WA at the Commonwealth People's Forum, a civil society gathering ahead of this weekend's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He was briefing civil society...

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