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United Nations (UN) Working Group on arbitrary detention has ruled in favour of jailed Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed but the government has quickly said it would not accept the decision.


The daughter of the former President, Mohamed Nasheed, Meera Laila Nasheed has said last night that the Judicial System of the Maldives have been corrupted and hopes that the former President, her father, would be freed soon.


Former president Mohamed Nasheed serving a 13 year sentence who was transferred to under house arrest two months ago due to health reasons was taken back to prison on Sunday.


Former Maldives President and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed's hopes to contest in the next presidential elections is looking increasingly slim as per the present laws and regulations of the archipelago.


The first reports of Maldivians joining in and dying in the civil war in Syria came in during mid-2014. Since then, more than a hundred Maldivians, including women and children, are reported to have left the Maldives to fight in battle in the ongoing war in Syria and Iraq, and to live under the banner of the Islamic State.


Today, 5th June is World Environment Day, a day celebrated every year around the world to encourage awareness and action for the environment. This year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams.


As Maldives regime cracks down on dissent, international community must act.

The Maldivian experience and expectations are different and not-so-different at the same time. The state attaching the ‘terror’ tag to every crime, violent as on May Day, or non-violent, as the Nasheed case may have entailed, would not make a ‘political’ act or protest, ‘an act of terror’, as seen by the nation’s law, rather belatedly writes N. Sathiya Moorthy

Vote a government in. Give them a year of two. Take to the streets. Mount pressure, topple the elected leader and change the government. Rinse and repeat as needed. Maldivians seem to have taken to this formula like a duck to water. This has to stop.

  It is one of the principles by which democracy will be protected. That the Judiciary the Legislative and the Executive do not interfere with each other’s functioning. The very crisis we face today is because of the alleged breach of that principle.

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