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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Report: Fiji forces sex workers to parade with traffic cones on heads

BAINIMARAMA SOLDIERS: Abusing and torturingcitizens.
WELL-KNOWN GOON: Ben Naliva with Sharon Smith Johns


More goon behaviour from the RFMF: Report says sex workers made to parade with traffic cones on their heads and declare "I will never sell myself again". 


By Jonathan Pearlman in Sydney
Citing concerns about the growth of the sex industry, the regime has rounded up sex workers, taken them to a military barracks and forced them to squat and do duck-walks and roll in mud. 

A report by Australian researchers on the crackdown says the practices "amount to torture", including publicly shaming the women and subjecting them to sleep deprivation. One of the women said the abuse made her feel she was "somewhere like Hotel Rwanda". 
The report, by researchers at the University of New South Wales, examined the treatment of workers since the introduction of a "Crime Decree" last year which gave the security forces powers to detain people suspected of selling sex and made it illegal to employ or live with a prostitute. 

The rules were brought in by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 2006. 
Since the decree, Fijian sex workers have been rounded up and taken to military bases, where they have been forced to strip and then been sexually assaulted or forced to roll in mud, the report found. 

The women have usually been detained for 24 hours. 
"They burnt our wigs, bra and they told us to roll on the wet ground covered with damp soil," said a woman, named only as Magda. "They punched us. They kicked us. They didn't charge us, they just tortured us." 

Another woman said her group was woken every three to four hours and forced to squat and do "duck walks" for 30 to 40 feet. 
"We were made to place a cone that's used for traffic on our head and then they put the wigs right on top and they tell us to leap one leg up to our knees and pull our ears and keep on saying 'I will never sell myself again." 

There were also reports of women being were forced to roll in mud before being then taken to the sea, where soldiers threw bottles at them and told them to "Go in the sea, wash their pussy".
The sex industry is rife in Fiji, with some reports saying rates of prostitution are equivalent to those in Thailand. 

The report said the army crackdown, mainly around the Fijian city of Lautoka, followed the introduction of the new criminal laws. It said the laws had driven the sex trade underground and worsened working conditions for women, who were less able to insist on condom use. 

"It is clear that the army is acting outside the law in detaining and abusing sex workers, and that the detention and punishment of the sex workers occurs without due process or regard for human rights," the report said.

"A heightened fear of brutality and harassment from law enforcement agents has reduced sex worker opportunity for negotiation with clients, including condom negotiation." (The Telegraph)

23 comments:

Khaiyum said...

These goons should be made to strip, line up and then get the prostitutes to use sling shots and aim for their balls. Bainimarama will be the first, but they need to be precise because Bai's balls are so tiny.

Democrat said...

These girls are being punished for being poor with little or no job opportunities. Why are they poor? Because of the poverty levels that are now bad in Fiji because of the coup. I spoke to 7 of these girls last week at Namaka. They all told stories of impossible situations.

Anonymous said...

To Khaiyum, Bainimarama, and all those who support them, please note John 8:7 in the Holy Bible, "...to whom that is without sin, let him cast the first stone..."

Bainimarama, and Khaiyum should be the first to stand

QEB Snitch said...

This is the height of hypocrisy for prostitution comes in many forms as it happens in all activities of life where one performs an activitity for gain or a source of living.

I said any activity...for the decrees he has put in place, Khaiyum is a prostitute and for taking the Fiji Government by force, Bainimarama is also a prostitute, so are the soldiers harassing these sex workers ans supporting Bainimarama...so are the individuals who do not deserve to be sitting in positions of Government including the soldiers at PS positions.

Al have sold themselves short knowing they do not have the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience to be paid salaries and wages.

THE POINT IS; SHOULD ALL THESE PEOPLE BE SHAMED WITH CONES ON THEIR HEADS, BE FORCED TO DO DUCK WALK AND PRESS UP OR WHATEVER...I SAY, YES THEY SHOULD STARTING WITH THE NUTTY SOLDIERS OF LAUTOKA.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if these uneducated "goons"
realise that there will soon come a day when every one will be free to speak about their sufferring at the hands of these military fools, and it will all be published (names and all) for every one to read. It might even be made into a TV drama. Imagine all the wives and childrens anger at their fathers part in the abuse of the Fijian people.
These poor women (reluctantly or not) have to feed themselves and maybe even their children, while the "no school" baini fraudulantly pays himself $900,000 a year, and doubles the wages of his goons to do his dirty work.
Word is out in the street that more than one of the women selling sexual favours knows aiyarse quite well. At least his hipocracy helps put a meal on their table.
. . . and it will all be in the book.
The fools just don't have any idea where all this info is being collated.
I smile at the end scenario of baini and aiyarse and all their foolish attempts to ward off the day of the peoples justice.
No decree will stop it. As a matter of fact, all their decrees are already silly cartoons of some super hero comic book.
. . . the day is not far away.

mark manning said...

Next they'll have to wear the Star of David on their clothes and have numbers tattooed on their wrists.
Now where have I seen that before ?

So who decides what is right and what is not ?

Anonymous said...

these prostitutes were doing the same thing bfore the coup happened in 2006. sa vinaka sara me caka vei ira nai tovo kaukauwa sa ra vamadua taka noda veisaqata ni koro o suva yaco sara i nadi..

Anonymous said...

Was the PS Minfo Sharon Smith-Jones included? She prostituted herself for her job.

Khaiyum said...

Just look at the photo. Ben Naliva (client) negotiating a price from Sharon (prostitute).

Robin Hood. said...

People are struggling to make ends meet due to this nonsense coup by Vore, the only way for this unemployed women to make ends meet is to sell themselves. But the sad thing is the military are the main customer in this sex trade.
That Sharon is the queen of the sex trade, having orgy up at QEB.

Anonymous said...

And I ve been told that the Australian military have been sexually harassing their officers. So does that mean it's true and tabloid rumor bastardary.

QEB Snitch said...

BIG ORGY AT QEB COURTESY OF SHARON THE SMITHSONIAN PS FOR INFORMATION THAT LASTED THE WHOLE OF LAST WEEK-END

Imrana said...

Shamima Ali just won some medal or something recently...is it tied to this treatment of sex workers???I wonder if she will speak up for them or just collect medals.

Anonymous said...

I bet the RFMF @ LTKA was hoping for some freebies from the ladies of the night........sorry folks, we all know that the majority of the IDS cases was from the RFMF TOD's..

Anonymous said...

What else can we say!
This just shows the level of education or mentality of these soldiers and their stupid Commanding Officers who gave them the command.
It also shows a lack of compassion from these soldiers.
As "QEB Snitch" above says, these soldiers are also prostitutes. There have sold their conscience to Bainimarama for money.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

the soldiers will pay for the misery and hurt they brought onto Fiji and its poeple.

Anonymous said...

Do the prostitutes get paid for providing all this kinky entertainment to the soldiers or does the RFMF get it all for free?

Anonymous said...

Mark Manning why don't you sit on a the pointed end of a Star of David, this has nothing to do with the Nazi's or Jews-cometh the hour cometh the dope!

Anonymous said...

Lived there for years. I know soldiers who frequent the brothels. I'm glad they're good Methodists though, or CMF, of whichever church tolerates their hypocrisy. Took a taxi ride once in Suva,.. the Indian driver ranted about the corruption, the missing money, bad politicians - all the while he took me 3 miles and 3 dollars out of my way. Funny, how easy it is to point fingers at others corruption and be so unable or, unwilling to face your own. What else is new.

Anonymous said...

Chihichi........Savenanca Siwatibau Rabuka!!!!

One of the Bainimarama Regime Hitman........was one of the Rebels at the Parliamnet Complex in 2000 taking turns guarding the premises under Speight's leadership.

Sa yawa sara qori Save Rabuka!

Shamimi said...

The other big "bitch" sex worker beside Sharon Smith-Jones is Sainiana Radrodro. She has been a known whore of the corrupt. Peni Mau and Savenaca Draunidalo (RIP). To see her ugly face on TV making illegal government statements is an affront to peoples right to good governance. Your turn will come too Bujaru, just you wait and see. "Suck it up" while you can, you and the whole illegal train of treasonous dogs will be derailed very soon.

Anonymous said...

How dare the biggest whores in Fiji (the illegal military junta) who have sold their morals, souls and Fijians People Freedom for Money stoop so low torture some little lady hookers. Bunch of Hypocrites should take a long look in mirror to see who the real prostitutes are.

Anonymous said...

What has Naivalurua, Gates and Nazhat got to say about all this? They need to be interviewed. is there any press coverage?