Parliament being asked to condemn Fiji brutality

By Abby Gillies

A still from the video. Photo / Supplied
A still from the video. Photo / Supplied

Parliament will be asked to condemn the brutal beating and torture of Fijian prisoners, which Fiji's Prime Minister is standing by.

Frank Bainimarama has made it clear he will back the officers implicated in the video.

Labour's Foreign Affairs spokesman Phil Goff will move a notice of motion in Parliament this week to condemn the violence.

He says Amnesty International is aware of similar incidents in Fiji, and the Government should send a message to the international community that it does not tolerate this kind of abuse.

He says New Zealand cannot stay silent when confronted with evidence of human rights abuses, particularly in countries which are our friends and neighbours.

- Newstalk ZB

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