Three prison guards have been sacked over an online video that appears to show officials beating and torturing two men in Fiji.
The video, apparently filmed on a mobile phone, shows one handcuffed man being savagely beaten with batons and metal bars, and another being set upon by a dog as the animal's handler urges it on.
Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service spokeswoman Ana Tudrau Tamani has confirmed three prison officers have been sacked in relation to the video which was posted on the internet last week.
She declined to provide further details, saying a police investigation into the video is still underway.
Amnesty International has said it suspected the video was taken last year and shows prison escapees being abused after their recapture.
Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama said last week he would stand by officers implicated in the video, arguing they were just doing their duty and "making sure we sleep peacefully at night".
Fijian pro-democracy group The Citizens Constitutional Forum said Bainimarama's comments showed a lack of commitment to human rights.