Automaattinen luonnos

Lue meidät | Kuuntele meitä | Katso meitä | Liity Live-tapahtumat | Poista mainokset käytöstä | Elää |

Napsauta kieltäsi kääntääksesi tämän artikkelin:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

Fidžin kidutukset ja pahoinpitelyt voivat haitata matkailua

0a10_243
0a10_243
avatar
Kirjoittanut toimittaja

The brutal beating and torture of prisoners in Fiji, captured on video, could prove a turn off for tourists thinking about heading to the country, a New Zealand MP warns.

The brutal beating and torture of prisoners in Fiji, captured on video, could prove a turn off for tourists thinking about heading to the country, a New Zealand MP warns.

A video posted online on Tuesday shows two men screaming on the ground as they are repeatedly struck with batons by Fijian security forces.

Fijian Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua says the men are understood to be recaptured prisoners and there will be a thorough investigation.

New Zealand MP Phil Goff – who is Labour’s foreign affairs spokesman and a former Foreign Affairs Minister – likened the attack to the vicious beating of New Zealand millionaire Ballu Khan in 2007, after being accused of masterminding an assassination plot against Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Mr Goff wants to introduce a motion in parliament next week condemning the latest violence, and expects other politicians to help send a unanimous message to Fiji that it must hold the perpetrators to account.

“This isn’t isolated, but because it’s so graphic and because it’s out there and everybody can see it, I think it’s brought an unprecedented focus on what’s happening in Fiji,” he told Radio New Zealand.

He says there are “economic reasons” why Fiji should listen to condemnation from “friends and neighbours” in the Pacific region.

“New Zealand and Australia are a huge part of the tourist market to Fiji. The average New Zealander or the average Australian won’t really be encouraged to continue to holiday there if elements within the police force can go around, beat you up, and there are no consequences or accountability for them doing that.”

Mr Goff says Fiji should heed the condemnation if it truly wants to restore diplomatic ties with Australia and New Zealand.

The three countries agreed last year to exchange high commissioners, but both Australia and New Zealand are waiting for Fiji’s agreement over their appointees.