Australia National University academic Dr Brij Lal was taken in by soldiers this afternoon.
Two cars with up to 15 soldiers dressed in civilian clothes, arrived at Dr Lal's Suva home after 5pm and escorted him to the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, the army's headquarters.
It's believed that Dr Brij was taken in for questioning over comments he made to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation regarding Frank Bainimarama's decision to boot out the High Commissioners of New Zealand and Australia.
Dr Lal told the ABC there was no rule of law in Fiji and that the country was being ruled through decrees.
Brij Lal is an Australian citizen.