Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matters of Public Interest: A sneak preview of what goes on behind the social scene while some Families try to recover from Deep Hurts.

This is Alanieta Rabaka's image crying over her dead son Rabaka who was beaten and died due injuries sustained at this beatup by army personnel.
We have also ran an excerpt of testimony by another relative of one other Fijian man that got beaten to death.
Vinaka TK,
one of those that died in the mutiny was my uncle..i could not provide proof of the extent of injuries he sufferred as i only wish now i had a camera then..but on th scale of the injuries he sustained i wont ever forget as i was there in the mortuary to dress him up before his final journey to the village…
could i have answers to the following questions?
1. his face was rather flat as his nose is not in structure?
2. his head injuries..skull was soft and could not be operated upon?
3. his eye missing in black blood?
4. as we lifted him, his jaw came loose and blood oozes out of mouth..part of tongue missing
Isn’t this murder???
I must assure all family members of the murdered citizen we will expose them RFMF to levels never been done before.T.KorodrauDemocracy and Freedom for Fiji – USA.”

Posted by viti_surf on November 5, 2009 at 1:09pm in World Issues

Fiji military torture revealed in murder trialGraphic accounts of how Fijian soldiers - including two Fiji sevens players - beat a man to death and sexually tortured others are coming
out at a murder trial in the western city of Lautoka. Nineteen- year-old Sakiusa Rabaka was beaten to death by the army just month after military commander Lautoka.

Nineteen-year-old Sakiusa Rabaka was beaten to death by the army just a month after military commander Voreqe Bainimarama staged his December 2006 coup.

His mother, Alanieta Rabaka, mounted an emotional and drawn out regional media campaign to get justice.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Australian Prime Minister John Howard took up the case.Last year eight soldiers and a police officer were arrested.
The military had attempted to move the soldiers overseas on United Nations peacekeeping duties but they were taken off a plane just before departure.

In the High Court in Lautoka, Justice Daniel Goundar and a panel of assessors have heard that
Mr Rabaka, and other men, were seized by soldiers on January 24, 2007, and taken to the military camp at Black Rock.

  • He was returned home seriously injured next day

  • and later admitted to hospital.

  • He died on February 22.The Fiji Times reported today that

  • one witness, Josua Saunaqali, told of being subjected to military torture.

  • He was ordered to strip to his underwear and perform oral sex.
The military accused them of buying marijuana.
  1. Mr Saunaqali said they were told to strip to their underwear
  2. And made to run to three points at which three of the accused were waiting to whip them.
  3. When they failed to keep up with the pace, they were beaten.
  4. They were made to duck-walk carrying a piece of timber.
  5. They were also made to crawl on their stomachs without using their arms.
  6. They were beaten and kicked though out.
  7. He said Mr Rabaka was not able to stand the torture and was groaning in pain.
  8. Mr Saunaqali said they pleaded for the torturing of Mr Rabaka to stop because he was just a young boy but it continued.
  9. Mr Saunaqali said he failed to complete a drill and a soldier kicked his chin.
  10. He said a soldier ordered him and another friend to perform oral sex on an unnamed man.
  11. He said he recognised Fiji rugby player Napolioni Naulia as part of the squad.
  12. Those on trial are police officer Patrick Nayacalagilagi and Talone Lua, Ulaiasi Radike, Etonia Nadura, Ratuinaisa Toutou, Joeli Lesavua, Jona Nareki, Ilaisa Kurimavua and Naulia.Nareki played for the Fiji Sevens in the 2000 Dubai Sevens and Naulia for the team at the South Pacific Games two years ago.
  13. Army Restricts Media Coverage
Some tried to fight back their tears – after all this is Fiji’s fourth coup in two decades.
RFN There seems to be no special need for our Terrorist Army to participate in peacekeeping, the same job can be done by women in any event, one thing that our illegal government got right in the Fiji Sun this week was that the RFMF, under Frank are just that, "peacekeepers", not soldiers, they only act like soldiers to terrorize unarmed civilians within Fiji, apart from that, they are nothing special.
Don't forget that the United Nations needed us in the past because it is cheap and saves American lives not because our RFMF are the best, so don't be so vain.
According to the United States Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice
""...UN peacekeeping is cost-effective... it represents less than 1 percent of global military spending...All of these factors make UN peacekeeping an effective and dynamic instrument for advancing U.S. interests. It relieves the burden on our brave men and women in uniform. It saves American lives and American dollars over the long run."
In fact, if we had it our way, we would get the entire RFMF to resign from Franks Tal-Qaeda Terrorist Military Forces and join Global Risk, more money less bull shit.Vote YES/NO and your reasons why Fiji should still have its Military Forces.

Reply by Andrew Steinway on November 5, 2009 at 5:54pm
Sa da matalau na sarava na i taba..Sa yali na rokovi kei na dokai.. sa kune votu e matadratou na kocokoco kei na veivakalolomataki

► Reply by STEE on November 5, 2009 at 10:15pm
Au sa kaya oti... Da via lua na raici ratou na duri tu i cake ya...!!Dou kitaka jiko nomudou self promotion...!!E na tini ga i Naboro...!!

► Reply by Kasanita Kamakorewa Lindell on November 5, 2009 at 9:28pm

Reason to celebrate???Lest we forget!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
► Reply by Viti N on November 5, 2009 at 9:41pm
so this is where our money is going to?......to the family of alcoholics!!!! kasou tiko o PM kei radini PM....isa lei...turu sara la na wai ni mata!!!

► Reply by Nix on November 6, 2009 at 1:21am
@ Kasanita sa yawa na i taba..o rau sara ga na marama mai Falvey Rd Raiwaqa ya lolzz. Manchie and Maraia rau ex Saint Joseph and Grammar.......Raiwaqa takalaka lolzz

► Reply by Justin on November 6, 2009 at 1:26am
Nix you sound like a bird mate,,,seriously are you a girl???or kasei as in qauri????the way you speak up there on your comments.....

► Reply by LOne rAnger aka StRYka on November 6, 2009 at 2:17am
lol!!!! osoo tobo tale ni kasei o Nix lmao!!!! kida tiko vei iko @ justin hahahaha...

► Reply by Justin on November 6, 2009 at 2:29am
haha,,LOne rAnger segai da wilika ga na style ni comments koya cakava tu ya o koya da kila saraga ni vosavosa ni kasei,,,hahaha

► Reply by Tevita Korodrau on November 6, 2009 at 2:36am
Bula justin,Bro au kila ni toso vinaka tiko.Keep those feelers up pretty useful in sensing these wannabes.

► Reply by LOne rAnger aka StRYka on November 5, 2009 at 11:22pm
reading from this picture.....koila must be thinking......." isa na vale nei ta"eveli " " " ........" fark macawa saraga na ose ya"bai " " " ........" I hope this jockey (eveli) won't fire my ass ( or is it the other way around lol!)Mary " " " ........" will they be serving dom perignon champagne today"

► Reply by Viti N on November 6, 2009 at 12:05am
as they say in lil NZ...tobo tale tu o van damme!!!
posted frm MVVL by anonymous


  1. Ref.Real Fiji News blog
    Monday, 09 November 2009
    When will Ordinary Fijians rise against Frank Bainimarama?Since launching Fiji's fourth coup in less than two decades nearly three years ago, Voreque Bainimarama has attempted to present himself as the misunderstood champion of his troubled country, rather than the tinpot dictator many are now seeing him as. In his opinion, the Western world - in particular New Zealand and Australia - have obstructed his efforts to build a stronger, more democratic nation and have failed to grasp the significance of what he is trying to achieve.

    As with more benign dictatorships, there was, perhaps, an element of good intent when the commodore took it on himself to overturn the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase in late 2006. There is, however, a dangerously large dose of self-delusion behind Commodore Bainimarama's actions, which continue to damage the country he sees himself as attempting to save. There was also a measure of self-interest, given that one pre-coup ultimatum he gave Mr Qarase was to halt a police investigation into his own activities.

    The regime's latest move - to expel the leaders of the New Zealand and Australian diplomatic missions in Fiji - demonstrates yet again a bewildering willingness to play bizarre games irrespective of the damage that might be done to ordinary Fijians. That decision, on spurious grounds, led to the closure of New Zealand's high commission in Suva. This will barely be noticed in this country - other than as one further, strong, disincentive to Kiwi tourists to visit Fiji. Given the importance of tourism to a struggling island nation, Commodore Bainimarama's regime could be accused of virtually sabotaging the economy on a whim. The closure will also inconvenience Fijians needing visas to travel here to see family over the summer.

    Commodore Bainimarama's stated reason for expelling the New Zealand acting head of mission Todd Cleaver points to paranoid and erratic behaviour. The regime cites a delay in processing a visa application for the sick child of a Fijian judge. In fact, the visa was granted, the trip has been undertaken and appropriate treatment received in Auckland Hospital. A word of thanks from the self-appointed Fijian prime minister might have been more fitting.

    In the past three years, the commodore's regime has become increasingly repressive and in keeping with a typical military dictatorship. He has scrapped the constitution and sacked the judiciary after it declared his rule illegal, signing up tame judges in their place - including hiring some from Sri Lanka. He has imposed media restrictions and his soldiers have been accused of imprisoning and beating those deemed to be opponents.

    In response, some countries have imposed travel restrictions on groups seen as supporting or benefiting from the illegal regime, Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth, excluded from some trade forums and the UN has ruled out employing further Fijian solders for new missions abroad. Such measures must be adding to the pressure on the commodore and his backers. The big question is whether or when ordinary Fijians will recognise the harm their commodore-prime minister has brought to their country - even if in the name of saving it - and rise against him.

  2. by Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni
    Bula Tevita,
    Thank you for your stand. While I want to encourage you I also want to inform you that the relatives of the Counter Revolutionary Warfare soldiers, the 4 murdered civilians and the majority of those taken up to the camp and physically abused are afraid to speak up. To give you an idea of the level of this fear even bloggers will only give "pen names". The Public Emergency Regulation (PER) only adds to their fear - like big bullies frightening smaller and younger vulnerable people.

  3. by Nix 18/11/2009
    To the Prime Minister of the Fiji Islands,
    Mr Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama,

    Notice of Withdrawal
    To Whom it may concern,

    Ni sa bula, Namaste to you the staff at Ministry of Information Fiji. I am writing this letter to let those concerned and the elections office fiji that I and the many members who are with the Bainimarama government do declare a withdraw and a permanent removal of ourselves from the campaining of Bainimarama in 2014. We are sorry to say that the campaining that is to be carried out in 2014 by us has now dissolved due to many reasons. The student campaigners from USP have also backed out on this. For our own health and safety we feel a thread and no need to carry on with this. 14 campaigners, 30 USP students and a total of 44 campaigners will NOT carry on with this. Also, we guaranteed that all information that was provided to us will be given back to the Ministry of Information Fiji without any leaked and or whatsoever. Please do understand that we now think of the children of Fiji, their future and what it holds.

    We can no longer do this and for the first time, I and my members now disagree to having you Mr Bainimarama as our next Prime Minister. Vinaka Vakalevu, Danyavaad and Thankyou all.

  4. by FannyC 19/11/2009 7pm
    Hahahahaha well said Nix..!! Believe you me, you are doing the right thing Bro..!!

    ► reply by Nix
    Finally Fanny after watching those small interviewed clips by Bainimarama with tvnz I was shocked, so shocked how selfish and senseless he was. I even showed it to other members of mine, .....there were silence all of a sudden and we were all speechless. We withdraw the next day, no more to this bull crap. Power to the People!

    ► Reply by Fanny C
    Vinaka Nix, I just came back from your page, I could not help laughing.. You were right there, just listening to that interview makes us cringe with overwhelming embarrassement that such an idiot could be our leader..Oilei Navua, Sigatoka..!!

    As I mentioned in your page, and I will say it again here, We are proud of your stand and your declaration of withdrawal.. lolz. That was very noble of you, my Bro..!! Isa, sa na vakaloloma ga o VB ni sa sega nona gone nuitaki...hihihihihihi

    ► Reply by Nix 13 minutes ago
    Qai check taka nomu page for my reply LOL :):)

  5. Dont give up the Fight we must bring justice to Fiji and if we give it up now who would it is our moral and civic duty to stand up for our people and our land.

  6. You are all cowards, come out and be counted. This government has done so much better than any government in the past...especially your hero Qarase. So what is the hype!! Get real!!!

  7. @Anon, Friday, March 04, 2011
    At the very least some of our bloggers and contributors are using their real names.

    What about you? Then we must also label you a coward!

    This current Fiji regime is not a government; IT IS A DICTATORSHIP!!

    Oh by the way, if you have time, do check out the real meaning of 'DICTATORSHIP' in OXFORD DICTIONARY.


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