Its statement says: "The Movement would like to ask the illegal permanent secretary to indicate where or in which news article we have made such claims.
"As far as the Movement is concerned, the claim was made by one Livai Leone to Radio Australian journalist Bruce Hill."
It says: "As for politicising the death of Josevata Raukuni, it is the illegal mouthpiece and opportunist Sharon Smith-Johns who has politicised the matter with certain wild claims she has made in a recent Fiji Dictatorship media release.
"The President (Usaia Waqaitairewa) of the Fiji Democracy Movement has never met Josevata Rauluni but only got to know him through his plea for help via telephone while detained at Villawood. That did not stop our President from going all out to try and help him without any political grandstanding; something the Fiji illegal regime is now guilty of."
It ends the statement with the comment: "The truth will set us free and their (illegal Fiji Regime’s) lies will implicate them in a Fijian Criminal Court very soon."