|Liars and perpetrators: Fiji's unelected PM and 'independent journalist' Graham Davis.|
Some fine work from quick thinking bloggers to remind us of the realities of a military dictatorship, in case we've been blinded by a flash new plane and the Hong Kong Sevens victory - neither of were due to the 'mana' of the military regime as some poor sods keep claiming.
And a question: Is Fiji suffering from Stockholm Sydrome?
The syndrome is explained as such: "Captives begin to identify with their captors initially as a defensive mechanism, out of fear of violence. Small acts of kindness by the captor are magnified, since finding perspective in a hostage situation is by definition impossible. Rescue attempts are also seen as a threat, since it's likely the captive would be injured during such attempts."
The opportunity here, too, to remind people of the 9 minute video that revealed the scale of violence being meted out to citizens, particularly detainees by army, police and Corrections officers.
We have named six of the estimated eight men seen in the video and are trying to confirm the final two or three. Anyone with information should contact us.
Those identified so far are Filimoni Cati, Bainimarama's driver and intel officer, Eparama Gotegote IP 148, Anita Laqenisici PC 3453, sevens players Sitiveni Waqa and Peni Gaunimeke who denies the charge, and PC 4344 Amani Bosenawai.
Fiji's torture video: beating of escaped prisoner Iowane Benedito and an accused
Illustrations courtesy of Discombobulatedbubu. http://discombobulatedbubu.blogspot.com/