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Monday, February 20, 2017

The Supreme Court’s Removal of Civil Court Judge Mariyam Waheed Brazenly Undermines the Constitution; is Clear Indication of President Yameen’s Intensified Authoritarian Rule

On 16 February, the Supreme Court, in a hitherto unprecedented and one of the most glaring moves by a Maldivian court, sacked a Civil Court judge, Mariyam Waheed. The sacking was preceded by the apex court striking down Judge Waheed’s ruling against the Government in a long-running resort lease dispute. The Supreme Court then followed […]

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Monday, February 6, 2017

The MDP Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Arrest of Activists calling for Free and Fair Elections; Call on the Government to Release them Immediately and Unconditionally

The Maldivian Democratic party condemns the unjust and unfair arrest of this party’s activists, from Aa. Ukulhas. Abdulla Saeedh, Fikuree Haneef, Saudhullah Ibrahim, Abdul Wahidh, Ali, Ibrahim Suzain, leading activists, and Moosa Naeem, the Atoll Council’s Vice President and MDP’s Deputy for the Province, were arrested in the late evening on 5 February, on charges […]

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The MDP expresses sadness about President Trump’s ban on refugees and singling out of Muslim nations; urges President Trump to reconsider

The Maldivian Democratic Party is alarmed about President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning nationals from certain countries. While it is the imperative of sovereign nations to establish their own immigration controls, the MDP expresses concern over its discriminatory nature and the effects on some of the most vulnerable communities in our society – refugees. The […]

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Friday, January 27, 2017

MDP Welcomes UNWGAD Opinion On Col. Rtd. Mohamed Nazim and Calls for his Immediate Release

The MDP Welcomes the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s Opinion on Former Defense Minister Colonel (Rtd) Mohamed Nazim; Reiterates Call for his Immediate Release Today, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) released its Opinion adopted on 20 January 2017, regarding the case submitted by the Maldives’ former Minister of Defence, Colonel (Rtd) […]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MS. SIFA MOHAMED APPOINTED DEPUTY LEADER OF MUO

London 10 January 2017 – The Maldives United Opposition (MUO) has appointed Ms. Sifa Mohamed to the post of Deputy Leader. Ms. Sifa Mohamed is the Maldives United Opposition’s Shadow Minister of Education and also serves as Deputy Mayor and Council Member of Male’ City, as well as President of the Women’s Wing, and member […]

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Statement by the MDP on the Passing Away of Sir James Richard Mancham, Former President of Seychelles

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is deeply saddened by the passing away of His Excellency Sir James Richard Mancham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles. President Sir James Mancham was a much-loved statesman, and a true advocate of national reconciliation and unity for the Republic of Seychelles. President Sir James Mancham offered his experience […]

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Friday, December 16, 2016

The MDP Expresses Concern over the Elections Commission’s Curtailing of Election Observation

The Maldivian Democratic Party expresses concern over the Elections Commissions efforts to curtail the party’s elections- observations efforts. The MDP believes the Elections Commission’s process for registration of Observers, Representatives and Media- monitors, has been deliberately designed to impede registration: – Allowing for registration through only an online application is impractical for the Maldives as […]

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Friday, December 9, 2016

The MDP Calls on the Government of Maldives for the Immediate Release of its Deputy Chairperson, other Demonstrators and End Crackdown on Peaceful Political Activity

The Maldivian Democratic Party calls for the immediate release of its Deputy Chairperson, Ali Niyaz. Niyaz was arrested today, from a peaceful gathering calling for free and fair elections. The local council elections, scheduled for January 2017, has been postponed by two months. On 30 November, a Civil Court order delayed the elections by two […]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Maldivian Democratic Party Reiterates Call on the State to Drop Charges Against Journalists

The Maldivian Democratic Party reiterates its call on the State to withdraw charges against the reporters, and to bring an immediate end to the persecution of journalists. Mohamed Wisam and Leevan Ali Naseer, journalists with Raajje TV, the only surviving broadcaster critical of government, were arrested while covering the police and military’s attempt to defuse […]

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

The MDP Condemns the Government’s Decision to Blast the Addu Meedhoo Coral Reef using Dynamite

The Maldivian Democratic Party strongly condemns the Maldives Government’s decision to blast the coral reef of Meedhoo, Addu City using dynamite, a practice that has been restricted and discontinued in the Maldives for over a decade due to its negative impact on the environment. Such practices by the Government inflicts serious and permanent damage the […]

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