Masons jailed in Fiji

Sometimes you have to just despair of Fiji:

A New Zealand man spent a “wretched” night in a prison cell after frightened residents and police raided his Freemasons meeting, suspecting witchcraft and sorcery.

The man, who didn’t want to be named, blamed “dopey village people” for the raid in which 14 members of the Freemasons Lodge of Lautoka were herded into police cars and jailed for the night.

I don’t know what is sadder – the ignorance of the villagers or the fact the Police took action.

Police also seized lodge paraphernalia, including wands, compasses and a skull.

Does sound a bit Harry Potterish, but having paraphernalia like that should not lead to you being arrested.

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