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Maldives – Government yet to release MDP political prisoners as agreed

IDU member the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has been undertaking negotiations with the Yameen government in an effort to restore democracy and the rule of law. MDP has demanded the release of political prisoners, including former President Mohamed Nasheed, and the elimination of the criminal charges against 1,700 party activists. Whilst the MDP has delivered on its side of the agreement, promises made by the government are yet to be fulfilled.

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