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Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed

Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed

By Praneeta Prakash
Tuesday 26/08/2014
Police Commissioner, Ben Groenewald

The Fiji Police Force confirms that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed.

Police Commissioner, Ben Groenewald said it has been established that the video was first viewed in mid-2013, and had been circulating in Fiji in March 2014.

He said that two former fishing vessel crews confirmed receiving the video from their friends.

Groenewald said it has also been established that the video was shot outside of Fiji waters and involved a confrontation between Asian Fishing crews and pirates somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

He added that information gathered from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and Telecommunication Authority of Fiji also confirms that the vessel shown in the video never entered Fijian waters.

Police also confirm that the persons depicted in the video are not Fijian nationals.

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