The United States has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Maldives to order the release of political prisoners and to reinstate elected Members of Parliament. According to a press statement issued here on Friday by Ms Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, the United States has urged the Maldivian Government to respect and abide by the Supreme Court ruling. “It is imperative that the Maldivian President, government, and security services uphold the constitution and rule of law and implement the court’s ruling in full. The United States also strongly supports freedom of expression for all Maldivians and calls upon the government to uphold this fundamental freedom,” the statement added.
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