30 May 2011

Call for Fiji's regime leader to be investigated over assault claims

5:37 am on 30 May 2011

The senior Fiji solider, who has fled to Tonga, has called on his country's police commissioner to investigate his allegations that the regime's leader is implicated in violence against civilians.

Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara left Fiji shortly after being charged with sedition.

In his latest statement from the Tonga capital, he accuses Commodore Frank Bainimarama of being involved when pro democracy activists were taken to the barracks shortly after the coup in 2006.

Three women and a man were all beaten