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Statement delivered under Item 6

The Universal Periodic Review of Fiji comes at an important point in Fiji’s history. In 2014, the country held its first general elections in nearly eight years, resulting in the election of a new government of the Fiji First Party, headed by Prime…
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March 2014

Summary of Main Issues of Concern Fiji remains a military backed government that restricts fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, association, and assembly. Since 2009 the police have arbitrarily arrested and detained human rights defenders, trade…
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Press Military Government to Reverse Growing Crackdown on Dissent

(Geneva) - UN members should press Fiji's military government during a review of its human rights record to end arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment in detention, and interference with judicial independence, and to ensure a swift return to democratic rule,…
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In rare praise from government officials in Africa, the human rights minister from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) commended Human Rights Watch's September report on the August 2004 slaughter of more than 150 civilians (including many Congolese) at…