The president of the Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement, Usaia Waqatairewa, says yesterday's story by Australian media about the death of the Fijian detainee in Sydney quoted him incorrectly.
Waqatairewa says he did not say that Josefa Rauluni had leapt to his death because he was a witness in a case against Fiji's illegal military regime.
He says he spoke to the 36 year old but that in actual fact Rauluni had agreed to me to be a witness against a Fijian man in Sydney who has been targeting Fijians seeking protection visas and preying on their vulnerability, anxiety and ignorance by promising them protecting visas for a fees.
Waqatairewa says the mentioned fraud has nothing to do with the Illegal Fijian Government of Commodore Bainimarama.
He says he decided to tell his story to the media because he wanted to make sure that Rauluni did not die in vain and in his memory something positive would come out of yesterday’s tragedy.
Australian authorities are investigating the death of Rauluni but have been unable to end a standoff with the group of men who have camped out on the roof of one of the buildings at the Villawood Sydney detention centre.