Human rights body to investigate alleged police brutality

Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj. Picture: FT FILE

THE Fiji Human and Anti-Discrimination Commission is investigating the case of alleged police brutality in Navua.

Commission Director Ashwin Raj said the commission was fully aware of the case after visiting Navua Police Station today.

“The investigation team also interviewed the alleged victim as well as medical professionals at the Navua hospital today,” Mr Raj said.

“The investigation team will file its report after it concludes its investigations over the weekend.”

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said yesterday that he would personally oversee the investigation into the case.

The officers were alleged to have seriously harmed the suspect who is being admitted at the Navua hospital.

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