People in Suva, Fiji. Editorial credit: carynn / Shutterstock.com

Fiji

The repressive climate that followed a 2006 coup has eased since democratic elections were held in 2014 and 2018. However, the ruling party frequently interferes with opposition activities, the judiciary is subject to political influence, and military and police brutality is a significant problem.

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Freedom in the World — Fiji Country Report

Fiji is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.