The Fiji Times - - FRONT PAGE - By NASIK SWAMI Write to us at let­ters@fi­jitimes.com.fj to share your views on this topic

PO­LICE of­fi­cers yes­ter­day served a search war­rant on The Fiji Times to ob­tain pho­to­graphs of pub­lic protest meet­ings at the Univer­sity of the South Pa­cific ear­lier this week.

The search war­rant claimed that po­lice had “rea­son­able cause to sus­pect” that the pho­to­graphs were “nec­es­sary to the con­duct of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an of­fence”.

The search war­rant authorised po­lice of­fi­cers to ob­tain “video footage and pho­to­graph ar­ti­cles of USP staff and stu­dent protest dated 9 June 2020”.

The Fiji Times edi­tor-inchief Fred Wes­ley said the news­pa­per was re­quired to give to the po­lice three pho­to­graphs re­lat­ing to the protest which ap­peared in the news­pa­per on Wed­nes­day.

He said other in­for­ma­tion had been re­quested by the po­lice re­lat­ing to the pho­to­graphs and this re­quest was in the hands of the news­pa­per’s lawyers.

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