2 Nov 2018

Calls on Fiji police to come clean over man's death

From , 4:01 pm on 2 November 2018

Amnesty International wants answers from Fiji police after the death of a man who was allegedly beaten by police officers outside a Suva nightclub.

Josua Lalauvaki died in hospital last month, shortly after he was released from police custody.

The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission and police say they are investigating the death of Mr Lalauvaki.

Two police officers have been suspended in relation to the incident.

Roshika Deo, Amnesty International's Fiji researcher, says the death is part of a larger problem of police brutality in Fiji.

Ms Deo told Mackenzie Smith the police have not been transparent with the case.

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