Title Fiji: 1. Please provide information on the current military regime's attitude towards and treatment of the Methodist Church in Fiji. 2. Are ordinary members of the Methodist Church able to practice their religion without interference? 3. Do ordinary members of the Methodist Church in Fiji face any discrimination in access to employment? 4. Are there any reports of Methodist youth leaders being harmed in Fiji? 5. What is the New Methodist Church? When was it founded and what relationship does it have with the mainstream Methodist Church? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted. 8. Please provide current information on media and press freedom in Fiji. What restrictions on reporting have been imposed by the military regime? 9. Are local and international NGOs able to operate in Fiji currently? Do they face any restrictions on their activities? 10. Please provide brief information on what role Col Baledrokadroka played in the Fijian Army and what relationship he had with Commodore/PM Frank Bainimarama. What was the nature of their disagreement? 11. Deleted. 12. Does Fiji maintain a watch list and is there any information concerning whether individuals of interest to the Fijian authorities would be prevented from leaving the country? 13. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers. 14. Is there any information concerning whether the Fijian authorities take any interest in the activities of Fijians outside the country, especially any political activity engaged in by Fijians abroad. Would they be the subject of particular interest or treated differently upon return?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 21 May 2010
Country Fiji
Topics Methodist | Political groups | Political parties | Political situation
Citation / Document Symbol FJI36623
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Fiji: 1. Please provide information on the current military regime's attitude towards and treatment of the Methodist Church in Fiji. 2. Are ordinary members of the Methodist Church able to practice their religion without interference? 3. Do ordinary members of the Methodist Church in Fiji face any discrimination in access to employment? 4. Are there any reports of Methodist youth leaders being harmed in Fiji? 5. What is the New Methodist Church? When was it founded and what relationship does it have with the mainstream Methodist Church? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted. 8. Please provide current information on media and press freedom in Fiji. What restrictions on reporting have been imposed by the military regime? 9. Are local and international NGOs able to operate in Fiji currently? Do they face any restrictions on their activities? 10. Please provide brief information on what role Col Baledrokadroka played in the Fijian Army and what relationship he had with Commodore/PM Frank Bainimarama. What was the nature of their disagreement? 11. Deleted. 12. Does Fiji maintain a watch list and is there any information concerning whether individuals of interest to the Fijian authorities would be prevented from leaving the country? 13. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers. 14. Is there any information concerning whether the Fijian authorities take any interest in the activities of Fijians outside the country, especially any political activity engaged in by Fijians abroad. Would they be the subject of particular interest or treated differently upon return?, 21 May 2010, FJI36623, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f1426212.html [accessed 21 August 2014]
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