Ex-President Gayoom and sons being tortured: MDN

  • MDN said they are being held in solitary confinement, with limited access to lawyers, and without legal procedures
  • MDN also said they are being refused medication, basic necessities, and family visitation
  • Anti-Torture Act prohibits authorities from keeping prisoners at secret and isolated locations

K. Male' | Humaam Ali | 14-February-2018 | Wednesday 12:23 | HumaamAli | Local | 2,724

MP Faris Maumoon taken away by police -- Photo by: Mohamed Sharuhaan

Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) has said that the treatment of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, son MP Faris Maumoon, and son-in-law Moamed Nadheem by the police amounts to torture.

In a series of tweets, the human rights watchdog said they are being held in solitary confinement, with limited access to lawyers, and without legal procedures.

MDN also said they are being refused medication, basic necessities, and family visitation, and called on the police service to stop their inhumane actions.

Former President Gayoom and Nadheem were arrested on the night of February 5, right after the government declared a state of emergency. Faris, who has been repeatedly arrested and released the next day, was taken into police custody again on February 8.

Article 2(g) of the Anti-Torture Act prohibits authorities from keeping prisoners at secret and isolated locations.



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