28 Apr 2009

Fiji police detain five men under emergency rules

5:47 am on 28 April 2009

The police in Fiji have detained five men under the current emergency regulations, allegedly in connection with destabilising activities.

The group has been held for two or three days.

Megan Whelan reports

"The Director of Police Operations, Senior Superintendent, Waisea Tabakau, says investigations are continuing. He says among the five is a well know nationalist, Iliesa Duvuloco and two other political figures. Superintendent Tabakau says the five were held after pamphlets were distributed outside the urban areas of Fiji's main island. He says the police are taking the alleged activities seriously as the messages could be intended to disrupt the current calm situation, but there is no court appearance planned."