We have said this before and will continue to say it again (also the international community agree with us on this one), no matter how many "good deeds" Bainimarama's military regime continue to implement in and for our nation, they still don't have the elected right to do so because how they got to where they are was by FORCE!
Now, this is an interesting one. The operative word here is 'force.' In the recently revamped crimes decree, new additions have been included in the section about rape. This is great news for women and the vulnerable ones who have fallen victim or may fall victim to this degrading treatment.
Fiji Times reports - RAPE is an indictable offence under the new Crime Decree and carries a maximum term of life imprisonment. The Decree, which replaces the Criminal Penal Code, outlines other offences which, once deemed as indecent assault, are now defined as rape. Rape cases will no longer be tried in the Magistrates Court. Under the Penal Code, rape was defined as the forced penile penetration of the female organ.
Now let's look at Bainimarama's military regime in this light. In the same way RAPE is classified here as FORCED in any way or form on another human being, which carries the term of life imprisonment, we believe the same has to be applied to those who use guns to FORCE an elected government to cease running the machinations of government because they want to, get this:
70. (b)...point out in good faith errors or defects in the following, with a view to reforming those errors or defects—
(i) the Government of Fiji;
(ii) the Constitution of Fiji;
(iii) legislation of Fiji or another country;
(iv) the administration of justice of or in Fiji, or another country;
In their dubious way - do a CLEAN-UP on cooked-up ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION!
This is very interesting indeed because if it is decreed that certain cirucumstances have to be considered when defining if someone (Bainimarama) acted "in good faith" to depose off an elected government then is some RAPE also committed "in good faith"? We don't think so.
If Section 70 of this decree is to be accepted as it is, then what is a purpose of having a court of law? If all sentences are spelt out as they are, even a Kindergartner can give sentences to criminals or alleged criminals in these cases.
When an individual DISRESPECTS another one's right to freedom, to choice, to liberty, to opportunity in any way or form, then that individual should be made accountable for his/her actions.
The way we see it, an individual who uses a foreign object or body part to forcefully penetrate another commits RAPE and should be sentenced to life imprisonment. In the same breathe, we believe an individual or individuals who use GUNS to FORCEFULLY deny the rights to freedom of any kind for another individual also commits RAPE and should be sentenced to life imprisonment!
USING GUNS TO FORCEFULLY DEPOSE AN ELECTED GOVERNMENT
because you want to point out their errors or defects
IS ONE AND THE SAME!
With this decree, the coup-to-end-all-coups bullcrap Bainimarama has been feeding us is only being further PERPETUATED by Section 70.
STOP THE MILITARY MENTALITY OF HAVING TO lord OVER US. WE DON'T WANT/NEED YOU TO DICTATE TO US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
We want PEACE, FREEDOM and PROSPERITY for our children and grandchildren. Bainimarma et al, Just lord over your own people if that is what you want for them.