06/21/2018

Urgent Action: Health Fears for Detainee Without Access to Lawyer (Maldives: UA 118.18)


Lahiru Manikkuadura, a Sri Lankan citizen, has been detained in the Maldives without a trial date since September 2016 and, following recent and restrictive changes in legal procedures, is being denied any access to his lawyer. Deplorable prison conditions have further raised serious concerns for his health and well-being.

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Lahiru Manikkuadura, a Sri Lankan citizen, has been detained in the Maldives without a trial date since September 2016 and, following recent and restrictive changes in legal procedures, is being denied any access to his lawyer. Deplorable prison conditions have further raised serious concerns for his health and well-being.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Lahiru Manikkuadura unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that he has committed an internationally recognized offence, he is remanded by an independent court and is promptly granted a fair trial in line with international law and standards;
  • Immediately provide adequate medical treatment to Lahiru Manikkuadura according to the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), Rules 24-7;
  • Ensure that Lahiru Manikkuadura has immediate, confidential and frequent access to a lawyer as well as frequent access to his family and, call for all religious coercion to stop and for him to be allowed to exercise his right to freedom of religion.

Contact these two officials by 1 August, 2018:

Attorney General
Mohamed Anil,

6 Floor, Velaanaage,
Ameeru Ahmed Magu,
20096, Male, Maldives
Fax: +96 03 314 109
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Ambassador H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed,
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
801 Second Avenue, Suite 202E

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 599 6194 | Fax: 212 661 6405
Contact Form: http://maldivesmission.com/index.php/contact
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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