SAHR condemns attack on female MP by a fellow male MP inside the Maldives’ Parliament

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, condemns the attack on the Maldivian Democratic Party’s Deputy Leader Rozaina Adam. The Member of Parliament (MP) was reportedly attacked by the Majority Leader in the Maldives Parliament during the parliamentary session on 24 February 2016. SAHR…

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EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES NEED TO BE UNDERTAKEN TO TACKLE THE SCALE OF GRAND CORRUPTION IN THE MALDIVES.

As we mark International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2015, Transparency Maldives calls on the government to make strong commitments to fight corruption and to ensure political integrity in the Maldives. Corruption is the biggest problem facing the Maldives today. The results of the 2015 Maldives Democracy Survey shows that…

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Commonwealth condemns Maldives emergency

The Commonwealth today condemned declaration of a month-long emergency in the Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen, citing sweeping powers it gives to the security forces while suspending right to freedom of movement and assembly. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is following events closely in Maldives and has noted with concern the…

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