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Police: People on Video Not Fijians

The Fiji Police Force has concluded its investigation concerning a video revealing the graphic shooting of five men New Zealand media speculated were Fijians. Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald, in a
27 Aug 2014 05:37
Police: People on Video Not Fijians
Bernard Foley and Christian Lealiifano of Australia sit in an ice bath in Odawara

The Fiji Police Force has concluded its investigation concerning a video revealing the graphic shooting of five men New Zealand media speculated were Fijians.

Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald, in a press release, confirmed that the persons depicted in the video were not Fijian nationals.”

He said: “Furthermore it has been established that the video was first viewed in mid-2013, and had been circulating in Fiji in March 2014. Two former fishing vessel crews confirmed receiving the video from their friends.”

The investigation also establish that the video was shot outside of Fiji waters and involved a confrontation between Asian Fishing crews and pirates somewhere in the Indian Ocean. The case is now close and the Fiji Police Force will not be making any further comments on the matter.

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