The country's main four political parties are calling for a judicial inquiry after the disclosures of the former Court of Appeal judge, William Marshall.
SDL, the Fiji Labour Party, the United Peoples Party and the National Federation Party say Marshall's revelations about the judiciary warrants further investigation.
Marshall made his disclosures on a website detailing a number of incidents and cases where the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, interfered with the judiciary process.
Quote: "Justice Marshall made serious allegations on the Attorney General’s conduct in relation to abuse of power and interference with the judiciary and individual cases before the Courts.
"He speaks of a prevailing “climate of fear” in the judiciary and alleges it has been seriously compromised. Justice Marshall claims interference with trial evidence and Court judgments which has rendered the judiciary subservient to the executive arm of the regime."
Marshall's revelations were sent as a petition to the illegal prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and the Military Council, accompanied by supporting documents.
He provides case profiles of what he says were fabrication of evidence, false allegations and intimidation of judges and other officials during his two year tenure.
Marshall was President of the Fiji Court of Appeal for two years and left in June when his contract was not renewed, sending his petition soon after.
In his petition, he calls on Bainimarama to 'forthwith dismiss the Attorney General and his agents or beneficiaries of cultural nepotism practised by him.'
He also urges the regime to retire the Chief Justice, the (then) Chief Registrar (Irani Arachchi) to be dismissed and the appointments of all Sri Lankan judges in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court to be terminated.
In the statement the four parties cites Marshall as alleging:
“…progressive inroads into the independence of the judiciary which process has culminated since mid-April 2012 in a judiciary which at all levels now does what it perceives is required of it by the Executive.
"At all levels, judges having heard the evidence, having researched and found the applicable law, and having listened to the submissions of the parties now ask themselves: ‘Now what would the Attorney General like my decision and judgment in this case to be?’ and make their judgment and orders in line with their answer.”
SDL, FLP, UPP and NFP say the allegations of interference by Khaiyum are not new and have been previously made by sacked Sri Lankan judges, magistrates and lawyers after their departure from Fiji.
"Last year, a report by the Law Society of England Charity Chair, Nigel Dodds who had visited Fiji in November 2011, spoke of the compromised state of the Fiji judiciary and the lack of transparency in the legal system.
"The Marshall petition is now in the public domain. The charges it makes are damning and strike at the very foundation of our judicial and legal systems. Coming from a top ranking judge, there is little doubt that it has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary."
But the parties stop short of completely denouncing Khaiyum saying: "By no means are we saying or suggesting that the charges and allegations are true but that can only be established by an independent investigation. And this must be done to restore public confidence in our legal and judicial systems.
"We urge the President to commission an independent judicial inquiry into the claims made by Justice Marshall.
"The Attorney General must step down from office to allow a free hand into the inquiry. Until this happens and the air is cleared, people here and abroad will continue to speculate about the state of our judiciary."
Coming up: Marshall's disclosures about former judge, Inoke Sosefo, and Sosefo's rebuttal.