UN Official: Maldives State of Emergency Undermines Democracy

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has condemned the state of emergency imposed by the president of the Maldives as an ‘all-out assault on democracy’ and a violation of peoples’ rights.Zeid said the suspension of constitutional guarantees in the Maldives has created a dangerous concentration of power in the hands of President Abdulla Yameen.The Maldives president declared a state of emergency following an order by the country’s Supreme Court to release and retry nine political leaders and to reinstate 12 suspended opposition members of parliament.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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