Fiji’s attorney general won’t face charges over 1987 bombings – RNZ

Fiji’s public prosecutor has thrown out a case against the country’s deputy prime minister, saying there is insufficient evidence to charge him in relation to two bombings in Suva thirty years ago.

An investigation was opened into Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in July, after a complaint was laid alleging that in 1987, he planted the bombs amid soaring ethnic tensions and the coup of Sitiveni Rabuka.

In a statement this week, director of public prosecutions Christopher Pryde said there was not enough evidence to back the allegations.

In July, two siblings from a prominent political family filed a police complaint, alleging that the then 22-year-old Sayed-Khaiyum was involved in two bombing attacks that targeted political rivals.

Malani, Ralogaivau, and Sayed-Khaiyum were unable to be reached for comment.

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