1 Oct 2019

Fiji's online commission, police probe anti-PM post

2:32 pm on 1 October 2019

Fiji's Online Commission is looking into a social media post allegedly directed at Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the COP23 Fiji conference in Bonn, Germany on the 12th of November 2017. COP23 if organized by UN Framework Convention for Climate Change. Fiji holds presidency over this meeting in Bonn. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto)

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Commissioner Ann-Dunn Baleilevuka told the Fiji Times the case was referred to them by police for investigation.

Ms Baleilevuka said the commission was working with police to identify those behind the post.

Last week, a 16-year-old boy was taken from his home by two men claiming to be military personnel investigating the post.

The army said it did not authorise the questioning of the teenager and is now investigating the two men.

Meanwhile, Fiji's Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission is calling for an independent inquiry into the reports the teenager was taken into custody.

Director Ashwin Raj said reports are concerning and there should be full transparency from police to ascertain the claims.