A chance for Fiji today to build on the groundswell of support for the plight of citizens in recent weeks.
Two protests are being held in New Zealand this afternoon to highlight the abuse of human rights under the hands of the military government.
Both rallies have been sparked by the nine minute video of the beating and torture of escaped prisoner, Iowane Benedito, and the man accused of harbouring him.
Today's march in Auckland and protest in Wellington also remembers other citizens who've been beaten and tortured by military and police in the past, most of them since the 2006 coup.
"The purpose of this protest march is to strongly condemn abuse and human rights violations in Fiji and to stand up for the people in Fiji who cannot freely express themselves and are constantly under threat to freedom of speech and freedom of association. We believe you have seen the degrading and inhumane leaked video footage of prisoner Iowane Benedito that was recently widely publicised through the local media and Internet blog sites. This was the first recorded video footage released publicly which does not include the brutal beatings and subsequent deaths of others including Sakiusa Rabaka and Nimilote Verebasaga in 2007."
Todays' protests also follow wide condemnation of the ill-treatment of detainees, including landmark motions against the violence being perpetuated in Fiji in Parliament in both New Zealand Australia this week.
The motions were initiated by the Green parties and received unanimous support by MPs in both countries.
The Auckland protests is at 1 o'clock at 360 Queen Street, opposite the Aotea Square.
The march will head to Queen Elizabeth Square opposite Britomart.
The Wellington protest is also at 1 o'clock and is outside the Fiji Embassy in Pipitea Street at Thorndon.
Amnesty International, the Human Rights Commission NZ, the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, the New Zealand Law Society, the National Party, the New Zealand Labour Party, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, Mana Party, ACT Party and United Future have all been asked to support the two rallies.
Fiji and its citizens must also step up.