The expected has happened - trade unionist Felix Anthony has been taken into custody by the illegal regime. Anthony (pictured) was arrested in Lautoka at quarter to four this afternoon.
The secretary general of the Fiji Trade Union Congress is the second trade unionist to be taken into custody - FTUC president Daniel Urai was the first. Urai is yet to be charged but remains in custody. Anthony's arrest was signalled earlier today with reports saying police were talking to other people in connection to the earlier arrest of Urai.
Under the PER, people can be held for several days before they are formally charged. The regime has today cliamed it will lift the PER when work starts on the new constitution and the 2014 election.