ICJ and Avocats Sans Frontieres welcome the permanent stay of all charges against Fijian human rights lawyer Imrana Jalal

The ICJ and Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) welcome the ruling the High Court of Fiji to permanently stay the remaining charge under local business licensing regulations against Imrana Jalal.

The high profile manner in which Ms. Jalal was criminally prosecuted for what are normally minor civil charges raised concerns internationally that she was being unfairly targeted by the interim government for her outspoken criticisms of its legitimacy and human rights record.

Fiji-permanent stay charges Jalal-analysis brief-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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