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Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges

first_imgNews Asia – Pacific February 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges News RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court’s harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day’s issue criticising the military-led government’s appointment of new judges to the court.”The judges exceeded their prerogatives by trying to intimidate a newspaper editor who just published an activist’s views on a violation of the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said.Questioning the independence of the Fijian judicial system, Buadromo’s article described the appointments as illegal and said they were an attempt by the military to legitimise their December 2006 coup. It was the three judges named in the article – Daniel Gounder, Nazhat Shameem and Jocelyn Scutt – who summoned Cabenatabua and Buadromo. No charges have been brought against them.center_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more