The family of Ro Teimumu Kepa have put their story on the internationally recognised You Tube site.
The high chief was arrested on Tuesday night and released for a short time before she was taken in again last night, this time to the Queen Elizabeth barracks.
In the You Tube video, a man calling himself a family spokesperson says they've been forced to take their story to You Tube because of the media censorship in Fiji.
The video shows him and Ro Teimumu's eldest daughter, Adi Asenaca Kepa, talking about how soldiers came to escort the high chief to the central police station in Suva.
Ro Teimumu was arrested after she wrote a letter to members reaffirming that the Rewa province will host the Methodist Church's annual general conference, next month.
In the You Tube video, her family say she's refusing to eat and that she and the seven church ministers detained with her, are due in court today.
The family say they're concerned her human rights are being violated.
A family spokesperson says they're praying for her and urge her to be strong for her people.