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Maldives: Resumption of executions after six decades would be a major setback for human rights

, Index number: ASA 29/4461/2016

Among fears of an imminent execution, in this joint statement 25 organizations and networks from all regions of the world are urging the Maldivian authorities to establish an immediate moratorium on all executions as a first step towards full abolition of the death penalty. The Maldives should maintain its commendable six-decade-long track record of not carrying out any executions.

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