The former director of the Fiji Human Rights Commission, Shaista Shameem, has apparently been offered a position to study and work at Waikato University in New Zealand.
Our information is that Shameem, who until recently has been siding with the regime, will be studying for a PhD in law and probably work part-time at the Law faculty from January next year.
Her sister, the former High Court judge and legal advisor to Frank Bainimarama, teaches Law at Fiji National University.
In 2007, Shameem released an opinion piece justifying Frank Bainimarama's decision to overthrow Laisenia Qarase's democratically elected government.
She sent her endorsement to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Shameem said it was legally wrong to refer to the overthrow as the Fourth Coup because the late President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, remained in power.
She said: "If a 'coup' is merely a dismissal of a government by a Head of State, we could then, with some confidence, assert the proposition that Australia has experienced at least eight 'coups' since 1907 - a surprising record."
Shameem has also revealed that she, the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, and the illegal solicitor general, Christopher Pryde, conspired to pervert the cause of justice against Qarase.
She was also responsible for the deportation of Fiji Sun publisher, Russell Hunter, and denied any legal representation to civilians who were tortured soon after the coup saying they had 'restricted rights'.
And despite earlier support, Shameem was removed as director of the Human Rights Commission by the regime in May 2009 and only re-emerged recently to represent pensioner David Burness, who took the regime to court over its proposed changes to FNPF.
After that, she also wrote an opinion piece on the Essential National Industries (Employment) Decree describing the new protocol as a serious erosion of human rights.
Bloggers had long suspected the Shameem sisters had played major roles in Bainimarama's regime. Some confirmation of this has come from the former 3FIR commander, Roko Ului Mara, who has named Shaista's sister, Nazhat Shameem and Khaiyum as two of the people who frequented Bainimarama's home before and after the 2006 coup.