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Interview: Repression in Fiji


Sam Roggeveen


6 September 2011 16:14

One of the most impressive speakers at yesterday's Lowy Institute Pacific Islands and the World Conference was Shamima Ali, Executive Director of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre (here's the NZ Herald's coverage of her speech).

Conditions for political and human rights activists in Fiji are clearly fraught. In this interview, Shamima Ali talks openly about her friends being subjected to torture, and the climate of intimidation and surveillance that activists now live under. She also urges the Australian and New Zealand governments to maintain tough policies against the regime. Please do take a listen: