Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

Press Release PR - 012/2012

Published on 06-03-2012

The Commission condemns use of excessive force by security services in dispersing the women’s protest today. It is the view of the Human Rights Commission that the right to peaceful assembly guaranteed by Article 32 of the Constitution should be provided to everyone without any exceptions or discrimination. We request [security services] to respect women’s honor in dispersing protests and to refrain from anything that could cause any harm to anyone.