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Maldives: Up to 20 years in prison on trumped-up charges: Ahmed Mahloof

, Index number: ASA 29/8385/2018

Ahmed Mahloof faces charges of “terrorism” and “obstruction of police duty” for taking part in peaceful protests, along with charges of “false reporting” for two tweets about the police service. If found guilty of the trumped-up and politically motivated charges, the independent Maldivian politician could face nearly 20 years in prison.