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Reports of Increase in Torture in Prison and Detention Facilities

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

New reports of torture in the main prison at Maafushi and in the detention center of Dhoohindhoo have emerged in the Maldives. Minivan News has reported an increase in torture and human rights abuses both in Maafushi and Dhoonidhoo. The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol […]

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Complaining of Torture and other Human Rights Abuses to the United Nations

March 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on 19 September 2006, exactly three years after Hassan Eavan Naseem was tortured and killed in Maafushi prison. Torture […]

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