The Maldives Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Dr. Muhammad Shainee have said that UN Working Group does not have the authority to order Maldives Government to release illegally detained political captives.
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Mohamed Nazim was not afforded a fair trial following his 2015 arrest on alledged weapons smuggling charges and backed the retired colonel’s assertion that the police had framed him. It also suggested that Nazim’s treatment in prison had violated international prohibitions against torture.
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