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ANALYSIS: The Scapegoats Of Kirwin End Up In Jail

Twenty nine Fijians are currently in jail because they were told they can go ahead and form two separate Governments in Fiji. Who advised them that this was possible? An
05 Dec 2017 14:36
ANALYSIS: The Scapegoats Of Kirwin End Up In Jail
Oni Kirwin.

Twenty nine Fijians are currently in jail because they were told they can go ahead and form two separate Governments in Fiji.

Who advised them that this was possible? An Australian who is from Lau – Mereoni Kirwin.

Kirwin purports to be a lawyer and she had gone around Fiji with the 29 people on different occasions planting the idea of two separate Governments.

The fact that Kirwin is not a very good lawyer has been made apparent with the incarceration of the 29 Fijians. She did not return to Fiji since the men and women were charged only offering words of encouragement from Australia through her Facebook page.

She was to embark on yet another ill-conceived journey, this time to London where she has been trying to get an audience with Queen Elizabeth II for years now. She plans to file more documents on claims on who were the rightful leaders in Fiji. And her plans are all on her Facebook account for all to see.

Needless to say Kirwin has lost touch with reality and her ignorance has cost 29 Ra and Nadroga/Navosa people dearly. She is the same person who claimed to have had a premonition that Fiji would win the 2015 Rugby World Cup!

During the trial of the Nadroga/Navosa group, a number of them claimed to have been duped by Kirwin’s advice.

This was repeated by Judge Justice Sunil Sharma when he sentenced 14 people for the role they played in setting up another Government in Nadroga/Navosa.

For the role Kirwin has played in this entire fiasco, will she get off scot-free? It is unlikely that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will apply for her extradition. Her role could be regarded as not directly criminal in nature. Water was tested on extradition with Roko Ului Mara’s case and keeping that as a test case, Kirwin may not be pursued.

Which is interesting since had it been a Fijian sitting in Fiji pulling a stunt like this against the Australian Government, the Australian authorities would have been more sympathetic towards the idea of extradition.

But that is not the case here and it is unlikely that anyone in Australia would take a person barking from overseas seriously.

What also emerges from this entire matter is how gullible Fijians are taken for a ride by people with their own political agenda, who are not touched by local laws (for now) and who are easily able to wriggle their way out of the debacle they leave behind.

These people sit comfortably overseas encouraging violence and dissent while earning a good living and leading the good life. Who ends up facing the law? Fijians.

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