Intelligence sources say Fiji's dictator, Frank Bainimarama, gave a clear directive to his personal bodyguards, loyalist and to the police commissioner: "Cut their fucking hands off, no court cases – make an example."
As a result a 12 year old boy had his three fingers broken by soldiers in Lami after he was found tagging a bus shelter with anti-Bainimarama sentiment.
According to Fiji Today who says it spoke to the boy's family about the incident, the teenager had his face slapped when he didn't give his name and was hit in the head and held on the ground while the second soldier broke his fingers.
Intellingence sources say the search is now on for the two soldiers responsible for the torture tactics on the teenage tagger.
A task force has been hunting for VRF since the group first revealed itself to Coupfourpointfive last week, warning Bainimarama people would no longer tolerate his illegal regime, releasing pictures of billboards and buildings it had graffitied.
Sources from the inner sanctum say Bainimarama has made it very clear to those around him that there is to be be no mercy for VRF and its supporters.
Intelligence info says the goons are using rental cars and water authority vehicles to go around the country looking to VRF.
VRF's graffiti campaign against Bainimarama has widened with the group calling on taxi drivers and bus operators to stay off the road tomorrow (Monday) as a sign of protest against the continuing PER, draconian decrees and lack of elections.
The group has also continued to release pictures of its latest targets and says it wants everyone fighting for democracy to work with the Methodist Church.
Insiders say Bainimarama has meanwhile been venting at the Police Commissioner, Ioane Naivalurua, because senior officers and the Compol have failed to make arrests and has told his bodyguards that if they catch anyone putting anything about the government on walls to "cut their hands off".
The police commissioner has been directed that if police catch any of the VRF members they are to pass them over to the the dictator's bodyguards so they can break their hands and legs.
In the past week the regime has also been trying to quell stirrings of civil disobedience, cancelling the Methodist Church conference and telling people it will not tolerate any disprution to peace.