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  1. Thank you for sharing this interview. I know little more of Fiji than the average American – the impression of an island paradise and the expensive bottled water – so when I met a friendly Fijian security guard at the ICTY this past summer, I was curious to know more about the country. Molly Powers’ experience of the coup is fascinating, especially when placed in contrast to the recent upheaval in the world: the Arab Spring and Libya, to name a few. I think her experience raises the question of whether it’s acceptable, for the sake of solidifying a new regime, to (temporarily?) suppress civil liberties, like speaking out against the government and denying re-admittance to the country to someone who has vocalized criticism. To answer “yes,” beckons a slippery slope.

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