The non-government organisation, Dialogue Fiji, has now called off a planned meeting to discuss the state of the country's sugar industry.
It announced plans yesterday for a meeting next Wednesday after a first attempt to hold one two weeks ago was shut down by police.
That meeting was stopped because Dialogue Fiji didn't have a permit for it.
It subsequently got a permit for a meeting but executive director Nilesh Lal says the organisation has decided that the conditions posed too much of a threat to the participants.
He says the permit required discussion that was not inciteful, provocative or defamatory.