Fiji's Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed - Khaiyum has told Fiji media a parliamentary committee cannot look into allegations of torture.
FBC news reports a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on foreign affairs and defence was cut short today as it looked into allegations of torture detailed by the Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says there is a process that parliamentary standing committees must follow as outlined in the Constitution.
The broadcaster reports the Opposition Leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, claimed the Attorney-General was subverting parliamentary democracy after his call to the committee's chairman directing him to suspend the deliberations.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says this is well within the law and that his call was simply to advise the chair.