Canadian Woman Deported For Swearing At Fiji President; Not Public Testimony

Seaton alleged to have 'breached the terms of her residency permit'

By Aqela Susu

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Dec. 7, 2016) – The Director of Immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa, has shed light on why Canadian national Karen Seaton was deported last Friday.

Mr Vuniwaqa confirmed Ms Seaton was deported after she breached the terms of her residency permit by yelling an obscenity at the President Jioji Konrote during one of his official engagements last Wednesday.

"This unprovoked use of the "F word" directed towards Fiji's Head of State cannot be tolerated and Karen Seaton was subsequently detained and escorted on to a plane bound for the US," Mr Vuniwaqa said.

"Karen Seaton's appearance before a parliamentary committee had no bearing whatsoever on the circumstances of her deportation."

Ms Seaton claimed Fiji Immigration officials broke into her hotel room and forcefully removed her phone and refused consultation with the embassy before she was deported.

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