Maldives must let ex-president contest election, U.N. rights group says

  16 April 2018    Read: 1090
Maldives must let ex-president contest election, U.N. rights group says

The Maldives must quash the conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed and allow him to stand for office, including in a presidential election later this year, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said in a finding published on Monday.

The panel of independent experts, who oversee governments’ compliance with the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, said Nasheed’s conviction on terrorism charges was based on vague laws, contained serious flaws and violated his right to a fair trial.


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