Document - Republic of Maldives: Further information on possible prisoners of conscience / health concern: Ahamed Shafeeq, Ali Moosa Didi, Mohamed Shafeeq
EXTERNALAI Index: ASA 29/06/95
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30 August 1995
Further information on UA 115/95 (ASA 29/02/95, 25 May 1995) and follow-ups (ASA 29/03/95, 15 June, ASA 29/04/95, 21 July, ASA 29/05/95, 23 August) - Possible Prisoners of Conscience / Health Concern
REPUBLIC OF MALDIVESAli Moosa Didi, writer and politician
Ahamed Shafeeq, aged 67, former civil servant, writer
Mohamed Shafeeq, former civil servant
Amnesty International has been informed that Mohamed Shafeeq was released from house arrest on 27 August 1995. No further action on his behalf is required.
Amnesty International continues to be concerned about Ahamed Shafeeq, who remains under house arrest and Ali Moosa Didi, who is detained at Male' police headquarters. Both men are suffering from serious health problems.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express/ airmail letters in English or in your own language:
- welcoming the release of Mohamed Shafeeq from house arrest on 27 August;
- expressing concern about the continued detention of Ali Moosa Didi and Ahamed Shafeeq and about their state of health;
- requesting that Ali Moosa Didi be humanely treated while in custody at Male' police headquarters and while acknowledging that he has received regular hospital treatment, requesting that he continue to be given all necessary medical attention for his heart condition;
- calling for the immediate release of Ali Moosa Didi and Ahamed Shafeeq, if they are not to be promptly charged with recognizable criminal offences.
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
The President's Office
Marine Drive (North)
Republic of Maldives
Faxes: + 960 32 55 00
Telegrams: President Gayoom, Male, Maldives
Salutation: Dear President
Brigadier Adam Zahir
Officer in Charge
Republic of Maldives
Telegrams: Brigadier Zahir, Police Headquarters, Male, Maldives
Salutation: Dear Brigadier
Office of the Citizens' Majlis
Naadi, Ameer Ahmed Magu
Male', Republic of Maldives
and to diplomatic representatives of Republic of Maldives accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International secretariat, or your section office if sending appeals after 20 October 1995.