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Fiji: “Shocking” video depicts alleged torture of prisoners

05 March 2013 Video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners by military officers in Fiji is “shocking”, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it called for an independent investigation into the events. The nine minute video posted online appears to show two men being repeatedly beaten with poles, as they lie huddled on the ground handcuffed and screaming in agony as batons are used repeatedly against them.The authenticity of the footage is still to be verified and the perpetrators are not in uniform, however, it appears consistent with earlier reports of brutality against prisoners…

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