Four soldiers charged after attack on Vainī civilian

    Four soldiers from His Majesty’s Armed Forces are now facing charges after being caught on camera apparently assaulting a man in a road at Vainī.

    The accused were charged with bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, Police reportedly said.

    They were expected to appear in a magistrate court this month in a date to be confirmed.

    As Kaniva news reported in November, an investigation was launched after photos have emerged on social media which purported to show members of HMAF allegedly attacking a shirtless man as he lay injured on the ground.

    One photo shows a soldier appears to have stomped on the man’s head with his boot-clad foot.

    Many commenters on Facebook have condemned the attack and said soldiers were trained to have better judgement and patience in such situation.

    At the time HMAF said it “regretted all allegations due to a photographic evidence against HMAF of abusive conduct and physical attack of a public member during an incident on 4th November 2018.”

    “While HMAF is investigating the allege incident, the HMAF will not tolerate any form of physical abuse by HMAF members against any public members.

    “HMAF hereby expresses our full support to the rule of law and if any allegation against HMAF member from the public to be dealt with accordingly in the civil court.”


    1. Koe tuha e n a fkkina pea oku ou 100% supports e Ksu ofisa sotia, lahi supito e i f i maka moe fie kovi, ko hono tautea’i totonu pe ena…. malo kau ofisa tau malu’i fonua.

      Sione Foliaki


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