Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

Press Release PR - 017/2012

Published on 12-04-2012

The Commission calls upon all concerned parties to make the parliamentary by-elections for Kaashidhoo and Thimarafushi constituencies, and island council by-elections for H.Dh.Kumundhoo and Th.Gaadhiffushi islands; free, safe and peaceful. In this regard, we request from relevant state institutions, competing candidates, their supporters and political parties to carry out all electoral endeavors in accordance to laws and regulations, peacefully and cautious of each other’s rights.

Considering the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to vote, equally and without any discrimination, the Commission requests everyone to exercise this right in a responsible manner. And we call upon everyone to keep their actions from obstructing a free and fair election.