Fiji trade union leader Felix Anthony fears the definition of terrorism under Fiji's new public order rules could include legitimate trade union activity.
The General Secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress says the Public Order Amendment Decree will further tighten control on unions which have been outspoken critics of the regime.
Under the decree anyone convicted of terrorism is liable to life imprisonment.
He says he fears just airing views or campaigning might be interpreted as terrorism.
"The definition is very wide. It's basically left to someone in authority to interpret what that would mean. That in itself is a violation of human rights and if we were to strictly comply with the decree then there really wouldn't be any freedom of speech in this country."
The General Secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress Felix Anthony.