23 Aug 2004

Fiji's military commander issues stern warning to supporters of the jailed Vice President

7:12 am on 23 August 2004

Fiji's military commander has issued a stern warning to some prominent politicians planning demonstrations to have the jailed vice president, Ratu Jope Seniloli freed.

The Sunday Post reports that the politicians are under military surveillance with Commodore Bainimarama warning that that this time they have zero tolerance.

Commodore Bainimarama says if there is any trouble, the military will be taking these leaders in.

He says they can protest in their homes, but they cannot take their personal grievances onto the streets.

Commodore Bainimarama says people who are advocating a pardon for Seniloli and others jailed with him are not helping to promote the rule of law.

He has also revealed that some members of the judiciary are being threatened.

Commodore Bainimarama says such action is serious and unacceptable.