Thursday, August 07, 2014

Fiji: Intimidation

Fiji's dictatorship is spying on opposition election candidates:

An aspiring independent election candidate in Fiji, Roshika Deo, says police intimidation and surveillance are affecting her campaign.

She says police are monitoring her whereabouts, attending and filming her community meetings, talking to attendees afterwards and hassling her volunteers.

Ms Deo says this puts potential supporters off coming to her meetings and talking freely.


Ms Deo says she has questioned police about the surveillance and they tell her it is under orders from Suva.

Fiji's elections are not free and fair, and we should treat them as the charade they are.