Whistleblowers Attacked in Fiji

Image result for Whistleblowers attacked in FijiRajneel Singh was attacked for the second time after he blew a whistle over the alleged killing of several government officials in Fiji. He was attacked this week by men in police uniform. Singh still suffers from allergies since he was attacked and tortured by the security forces in November 2015. Although no protection is ever provided to Singh, the police officials say they would investigate the matter and the attack was later confirmed by the lawyer of Mr. Singh, Aman Ravindra-Singh. Mr. Ravindra said, “This man was tortured by members of the military and the police on or about the November 21 last year and there has been a concerted effort to cover up the persons who are involved in torturing Rajneel Singh.”

Amnesty International has raised serious concerns and doubts if Fiji will ever be able to provide security to Mr. Singh. Mr. Singh discovered plans of destabilizing the government officials in computers files of his café. He has bene under severe stress since then and has been beaten and tortured several times. Amnesty International’s Director for South East Asia and the Pacific, Rafendi Djamin said, This is the second time that Rajneel Singh, a Fijian businessman who had alerted the authorities to politically sensitive computer files, has been attacked by men dressed in police uniforms in less than a year. This alarming development is the latest in a series of allegations of torture and other ill-treatment by the Fijian police. Djamin has asked the government of Fiji to investigate this alleged torture of Mr. Singh, and provide security to his family and lawyer.

References

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/312314/fiji-whistleblower-left-for-dead

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/09/fiji-whistleblower-attacked-yet-again/

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