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Fiji citizens in police custody over silent protest

Urgent Alert – Fiji citizens in police custody over silent protest

Suva, September 6, 2013 - At around 11.15 this morning six Fiji Women’s Rights Movement staff, including our Board Vice-President, staff from the Pacific Centre for Peace-building and approximately six other Fiji citizens were taken into custody by the police outside the President’s (Government) House.

They are currently at the Criminal Investigation Department in Toorak, Suva and as of 11.40am have been formally arrested and have had their phone seized – charge yet to be confirmed to the citizens in custody.

They were part of a group of citizens silently protesting against the Constitution, which the Fiji President is due to sign this morning.

After refusing to put down protest banners, they were taken into custody and transported to Toorak.

We will keep updating as news comes to hand.

ENDS

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