April 12th, 2009 in Breaking News, Martial Law, World Alerts

Fiji under martial law

Military tightens grip on Fiji.

SUVA, Fiji – Fiji’s armed forces chief tightened his grip on the country Sunday, posting censors in newsrooms and roadblocks on the capital’s streets as critics accused him of establishing a military dictatorship.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama sought to assure residents of the South Pacific nation there would be no unrest following three days of political tumult that ended with the constitution thrown out and a government that senior judges had declared illegal back in power.

Military tightens grip on Fiji