Maldives: political and human rights are deteriorating
The European Parliament deplores the crackdown on political opponents in the Maldives and calls on the government to drop all charges against former president Mohamed Nasheed and to release, immediately and unconditionally all those being held for political reasons, including Jumhoory Party former leader, Qasim Ibrahim.
The government should ensure the full independence and impartiality of the judiciary, urge MEPs, calling on the Supreme Court of the Maldives to immediately revoke the suspension of those of the 56 lawyers suspended in September to whom the measure still applies.
MEPs strongly condemn the announcement of the reintroduction of the death penalty in the Maldives: the Government and Parliament of the country should respect the moratorium on the death penalty, which has been in place for more than 60 years, they add.
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