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Republic of Maldives: Prisoners of conscience and unfair trial concerns 1990 - 1993

, Index number: ASA 29/001/1993

This report summarizes concerns about the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience, giving illustrative cases, and the unfair trial or detention without trial of other political prisoners, including concerns about the independence of the judiciary, legal representation, the right to appeal, retroactive application of the penal law and arrest and detention procedures. It also contains information on the alleged ill-treatment of prisoners and recommendations for basic human rights safeguards. A list of political prisoners known to have been detained between 1990 and 1993 is provided as an appendix. The report is based, in addition to other sources, on Amnesty International's findings from its two visits to the country in November 1991 and October 1992

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