Nothing like showing off your trophy prisoner, even better if he is the first Fiji prime minister ever to be dispatched to jail.
In a Christmas story today, Fiji TV showed the illegal president Epeli Nailatikau visiting Naboro and Korovou jails and St Giles and Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
He was apparently spreading 'Chrsitmas cheer' and was shown shaking the hand of Qarase in his cell at Korovou.
It was a short exchange and there were just a few words, but both Nailatikau and Qarase look affected.
Questionable whether the illegal president's visit brought the supposed 'cheer' but the world certainly got its first glimpse of Qarase behind bars and it did the regime no service.
Many will be condemning the stunt and asking again why it jailed the country's last democratically elected prime minister and coming to the conclusion it imprisoned an old man to get him out of the way.
Fiji TV Christmas Day story: Nailatikau spreads Christmas cheer to prisoners