Anti Fiji torture demonstration gets poor turnout in Wellington | Pacific Beat

Anti Fiji torture demonstration gets poor turnout in Wellington

Anti Fiji torture demonstration gets poor turnout in Wellington

Updated 15 March 2013, 17:44 AEST

A demonstration outside Fiji's High Commission in New Zealand has attracted only 20 people.

It was called to protest the apparent torture of two men by Fijian security personnel on a video which appeared on the internet recently.

The Australian and New Zealand parliaments, the United Nations and Amnesty international have all condemned the brutality and called for an independent investigation.

But despite the publicity, today's demonstration in Wellington only managed a crowd of 20, something one of the speakers there, Jan Logie, the New Zealand Greens spokesperson on foreign affairs, attributes to fear among local Fijians.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speakers: Jan Logie, NZ Greens; Peter Conway, Secretary of the NZ Council of Trade Unions

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