Maldives: Further Information: Maldives to resume executions by September

Index Number: ASA 29/7007/2017

According to statements by the Maldives President, the death penalty would be implemented ‘by the end of September’. If carried out, these would be the first executions in the country in over 60 years. The Maldives Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentences of three men in mid-2016, who could be at imminent risk of execution.

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