#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Breaking news: Brij Lal to be deported

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Breaking news: Brij Lal to be deported

Coupfourpointfive has been tipped off that prominent Fiji historian and academic, Dr Brij Lal, is to be deported from Fiji in the next 24 hours.

Dr Lal, an Australian citizen who teaches at Australia National Universtiy, was taken in for questioning at Queen Elizabeth Barracks just after 5 o'clock today.

He was escorted from his home to the barracks by about 10 to 15 soldiers dressed in civilian clothes.

Dr Lal was one of the architects of the Constitution that was abrograted earlier this year by Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his regime.

It's believed that Dr Brij was taken in for questioning over comments made to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation regarding Commodore Bainimarama's decision to expel the High Commissioners of New Zealand and Australia.

Dr Lal told the ABC there was no rule of law in Fiji and that the country was being ruled through decrees.