The National Federation party in Fiji says powers given to the police by the military are so extensive that almost anyone could be arrested.
Fiji's central bank has been occupied by soldiers, its judges have been sacked and its media and some politicians largely silenced.
One politician who is still speaking out, Pramod Rae, says the powers given to the police by its heavy handed military rulers are quite open ended.
"Anyone is really at risk of being detained at on suspicion of breaching the emergency regulations or on suspicions of conducting themselves in a manner that maybe incite. The regulations are so opened ended they give a lot of powers to the police."
The general secretary of the National Federation party, Pramod Rae, says anyone who speaks out at this stage does so at great personal risk.