|Out of detention for now: Urai and Anthony. pic www.labourstart.org.|
Fiji Trade Union Congress president Daniel Urai and general secretary Felix Anthony have been released but the matter is unlikely to end there.
Urai was released yesterday on bail only and the charge of urging others to act against the regime stands. He is under curfew and is to report to Lautoka Police daily.
Anthony has also been released from custody, without being charged and assistant police commissioner Henry Brown confirming he was questioned "in regards to certain serious allegations". Brown says Anthony "may be brought in again for questioning when the need arises".
Two trade unionists volunteered to act as sureties for Urai, the Fiji Teachers Union general-secretary Agni Deo Singh and Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions general-secretary, Attar Singh.
Urai and Anthony's release came with the help of regional and international unions who've taken strong interest in the plight of the FTUC leaders and the Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree.