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Fiji regime makes immunity for coupmakers a pillar of new constitution…….George Speight and others to be Freed?

Posted at 04:08 on 19 July, 2012 UTC

Fiji’s interim government says any draft constitution must include immunity for the events that emanated back in 1987 which is the year Fiji had the first of its four military coups.

Following the release of new decrees, the interim-attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says after the 2014 elections, no immunity will be given to members of the police or the military.

He says next year a Constituent Assembly will be set up whose membership will be determined by the interim prime minister.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says the draft constitution will go to the President who will then pass it to a tribunal appointed by the chief justice.

The tribunal is to check that the draft is in line with the non-negotiable terms and the immunity provisions.

The 2014 constitution is to replace the 1997 which the regime abrogated three years ago when the appeal court found that the post-coup administration was illegal.

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4 thoughts on “Fiji regime makes immunity for coupmakers a pillar of new constitution…….George Speight and others to be Freed?

  1. what the fuck is happening letting people who do the coup walk! starting from 87, including George speight.

  2. giving immunity to all coup makers in Fiji from the first coup of 1987 onwards now that is a novel way of ending the coup culture in fiji . give immunity and get more coups. that’s what’s going to happen in fiji . and there is absolutely no way Bainimarama can guarantee no more coups in fiji. okay he is army commander and self-appointed PM but he is not God, is he? even if he and Aiyaz are trying to play God over the people of fiji. They have a fixed and limited time to do whatever they want to do but a time will come when their God playing dictatorial days will come to end. That is an inevitability they might succeed in only procrastinating. What happens then? Everybody in Fiji will start respecting and upholding the new constitution bestowed upon them by Bainimarama and Khaiyum as if its the Bible given God?.

  3. The Constitution should require that every coup maker since 1987 be hauled before a court of law to face justice for the grave wrong they have done to the peace loving people of fiji and the unnecessary harm they have caused to our beloved country. It should be like a bunch of boys gang raping a tourist and brought before a court as Accussed No 1, Accussed No 2, Accussed No3 to face justice. get the picture?

  4. By giving immunity the coup culture in Fiji will never be stopped and infact it will be enhanced. says:

    There is no need to give immunity to all coup makers/plotters.

    The coup culture in Fiji will never be stopped and infact it will be enhanced.

    I suggest that the elected government makes a compact, passed through parliament, with the USA or Australia that should there be another coup in future their military will come and reinstate the government and bring all perpetrators to justice.

    This is the only way to stop the thugs from carrying out a coup in Fiji.

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