07/12/2018

Urgent Action: Politician Faces 7 Trumped Up Criminal Charges (Maldives: UA 125.18)


Faris Maumoon, an opposition politician in the Maldives, was sentenced to four months and 24 days in prison for identity fraud, and is facing five other politically motivated criminal charges. Detained for almost a year through unfair trial proceedings, Amnesty International considers Faris Maumoon a prisoner of conscience.

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Faris Maumoon, an opposition politician in the Maldives, was sentenced to four months and 24 days in prison for identity fraud, and is facing five other politically motivated criminal charges. Detained for almost a year through unfair trial proceedings, Amnesty International considers Faris Maumoon a prisoner of conscience.  

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Faris Maumoon and withdraw all charges against him, as they have been brought solely for him exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Ensure that Criminal Justice System is not misused to target peaceful political opponents;
  • Ensure that the human rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assemby are respected and protected in the Maldives, not least in the coming months leading up to the Presidential Election.

Contact these two officials by 23 August, 2018:
The President of Maldives
Abdulla Yameen,   

The President’s Office
Boduthakurufaanu Magu,
Male’ 20113, Maldives
Fax: +96 03 325 500
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the UN

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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 125.18
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