Iliesa Duvuloco

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Iliesa Duvuloco is a Fijian politician and leader of the Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party. He was involved in the 2000 coup d'état and jailed for 18 months.[1]

Duvuloco formed the Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party in 1999 through a merger of his own Vanua Tako Lavo Party and Sakeasi Butadroka's Fijian Nationalist Party, both of which championed ethnic nationalism and indigenous Fijian political supremacy.

Duvuloco supported the controversial 2006 Reconciliation, Tolerance, and Unity Bill, which proposes to establish a Commission empowered to compensate victims and pardon perpetrators of the 200 coup which deposed the elected government of Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry in May 2000. He has refused to comment on allegations made by Maciu Navakasuasua, who was convicted of coup-related offences, that he was a party to the planning of the coup.[2]

In April 2009 Duvuloco was one of five men arrested for breaching the military regime's emergency regulations by distributing pamphlets calling for an uprising against the military regime.[3] He was subsequently hospitalised afte rhis arrest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three of 11 Fiji men in jail for 2000 coup to be freed today". Radio New Zealand International. 17 February 2003. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Fiji coup rebel in shoot to kill claim". The Age. 21 September 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  3. ^ Michael Field (28 April 2009). "Fiji coup plotter in custody". Stuff. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Detained Fiji nationalist Duvuloco taken to hospital". Radio New Zealand International. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-15.