Steve Biko died in the custody of the South African Police in the era of apartheid and police tried to say he died from the effects of a hunger strike. Is this the kind of police accountability Groenewald wants to introduce to Fiji?
The truth will not be suppressed and all who try to suppress it will pay dearly in the end. Propaganda can deny the truth but it remains the truth.
Bainimarama has had nearly 8 years to solve the problem of crime with his methods of brutality and all he can do is try to use control of the media to suppress the facts. Crime remains a problem.
The best defense against crime is effective professional policing and police who think beating suspects solves crime are unprofessional thugs who have no place in a an effective professional force.
One Hanif blogged on another blog “Vilikesa Soko deserved it fully. Imagine if he entered your house, put a knife on your neck and raped your mother, wife or daughter in front of you?” Hanif needs to imagine what it would be like to be beaten to death for a crime had not committed. That’s what happened to the CRW soldiers who had nothing to do with 2000 mutiny and so had nothing to confess – no names to give and so were beaten to death on Bainimarama’s orders. They committed no crime but were beaten in a fury fueled by Bainimarama’s shame at the way he reacted to the mutiny. Anyone who thinks this doesn’t matter as long as it’s happening to ‘them’ and not to ‘us’ is making a big mistake. The law protects everyone or it protects no-one.