Maldives: Protests in paradise: Repression in the Maldives (Web feature)

Maldives: Protests in paradise: Repression in the Maldives (Web feature)

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Index Number: ASA 29/009/2006
Date Published: 10 November 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Maldives

The Maldives is a popular holiday destination, but is also a country with limited political freedom where people who are arrested are beaten up. They are held in detention for long periods without trial and are sentenced in unfair trials. In recent weeks, the Government of the Maldives has been targeting journalists and members of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party to try to stop a planned demonstration on Friday 10 November asking for constitutional reform.


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