The human rights advocacy group has commissioned a foreign expert to conduct an investigation and will share findings of the report tomorrow.
“The government’s decision to sit for talks and compile a timeline is a sign President Yameen himself attended to the teacher’s demands,” Teachers Association of Maldives President Athif Abdul Hakeem told Minivan News.
“The Maldives journey at the UN, is proof that with smart ideas, small states can successfully contribute and become significant members of the international community,” said Dunya Maumoon told the UNGA.
Imthiyaz Fahmy has revealed that death threats received by his party’s MPs have become so commonplace that they had stopped publicising them all. “We live in fear,” said the Maafannu North MP.
“Once we strike, there is no turning back. The options are death or success. God willing, we will only stop once we have achieved success,” TAM president Athif Abdul Hakeem said at the meeting.
The summons closely follows the submission of an HRCM report to the United Nations Human Rights Council suggesting the Supreme Court’s expanding powers were weakening the judiciary.
“As I see it, the Maldives is getting a bad name in the international community due to crimes like this,” said former President Mohamed Nasheed. If we don’t take proper action against this immediately, our situation will drastically deteriorate in the coming days”.
The Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office has dropped criminal charges pressed against Channel News Maldives (CNM) senior journalist Abdulla Haseen for allegedly obstructing police duty during an opposition street protest in July 2012.
“The Maldives once again would like to state on record that this Council is mandated to do serious work and it is appalling that statements made here are rooted on misrepresentation and media speculation,” said the Maldivian delegation after criticism from the Swiss.