25 Jul 2013

Fiji PM says Corrections must adhere to international standards

1:28 pm on 25 July 2013

The Fiji regime leader, Commodore Frank Baimimarama, says the Corrections Service must adhere and uphold international standards and best practices.

The prime minister made the comment at the opening of a new remand and detention centre.

The comment comes after he defended last year's videotaped abuse of recaptured remand prisoners.

Neither the police's nor the regime's investigation into the beating has been completed, but Commodore Bainimarama said he would stand by the police officers or anyone else who would be named.

At the opening of the remand centre, he said a bottom line is a commitment that all Fijians' human dignity remains intact.