The Maldives

HRC39 Oral Statement on Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity building (Maldives)
27 September 2018 5:48 pm

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity building Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 27 September, 2018 Mr. President. We acknowledge the outcome of the Presidential Election in Maldives and call on [ Read more ]

The Maldives: Stop crackdown on dissent and create a conducive environment for free and fair election
19 September 2018 5:53 pm

(Bangkok/ Kathmandu, 19 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is gravely concerned about the ongoing crackdown on dissent and political opponents in the Maldives, ahead of the presidential election on 23 September 2018. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Maldivian authorities to enable a conducive environment for the free and fair [ Read more ]

Maldives: Four years after the disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan, a full and credible investigation still missing
8 August 2018 4:02 pm

(Bangkok/Male, 8 August 2018) – Today marks four years since Ahmed Rilwan, a Maldivian journalist and blogger, disappeared after he was allegedly abducted on 8 August 2014. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) call on the authorities to conduct a transparent, independent and credible investigation into [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of opinion and expression
22 June 2018 1:56 pm

38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Oral Statement Delivered by Emmanuel Amistad on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes [ Read more ]

The Maldives: A year after the killing of Yameen Rasheed, justice remains elusive
23 April 2018 5:28 pm

(Bangkok, 23 April 2018) – Today marks one year since the brutal murder of human rights defender and prominent writer, Yameen Rasheed, in the Maldives. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) calls on the Maldivian authorities to ensure his killers are brought to justice through a transparent and credible investigation and judicial [ Read more ]

The Maldives: End the targeted harassment and intimidation of human rights defender Shahindha Ismail
5 April 2018 4:01 pm

(Bangkok, 5 April 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (an FIDH-OMCT partnership), Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative call on the Government of the Maldives to immediately end the targeted harassment and intimidation of prominent human [ Read more ]

Joint Press Release: Maldives: Stop Acts of Torture against Detainees
15 March 2018 2:44 pm

Press Release 15 March 2018 Maldives: Stop Acts of Torture against Detainees The Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) call on the government of Maldives to refrain from acts of torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of detainees arrested since the declaration [ Read more ]

The Maldives reprimanded by the international community at the UN Human Rights Council
9 March 2018 1:42 am

(Geneva, 08 March 2018) Today, at the UN Human Rights Council, over 40 States expressed concern over the situation in the Maldives. Speaking jointly, they called on the government of the Maldives to immediately address the deteriorating human rights situation in the country and peacefully end the state of emergency.[1] They further called on the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Press Release: Police use of Disproportionate, Violent Force against Journalists and Demonstrators on 16 February 2018
19 February 2018 3:33 pm

We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of the Maldives Police Service on 16 February 2018 by using excessive force to disperse demonstrators, especially the conduct against journalists covering the protests in the capital, Male’ City. The law enforcement, oversight bodies of the State, the Broadcasting Commission and the Maldives Media Council must investigate [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Open Letter to President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom in response to his public address on 6 February 2018
9 February 2018 10:47 am

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom The President’s Office Male’, Republic of Maldives 8 February 2018 Dear President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, We write to you in relation to the statements you made with regard to the Supreme Court judgment (No. 01/SJ-SC/2018) releasing all political prisoners, while addressing the Maldivian people on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. [ Read more ]