05/16/2018

Urgent Action: Up to 20 Years in Prison on Trumped-Up Charges (Maldives: UA 91.18)


Ahmed Mahloof faces charges of “terrorism” and “obstruction of police duty” for taking part in peaceful protests, along with charges of “false reporting” for two tweets about the police service. If found guilty of the trumped-up and politically motivated charges, the independent Maldivian politician could face nearly 20 years in prison.

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Ahmed Mahloof faces charges of “terrorism” and “obstruction of police duty” for taking part in peaceful protests, along with charges of “false reporting” for two tweets about the police service. If found guilty of the trumped-up and politically motivated charges, the independent Maldivian politician could face nearly 20 years in prison.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Ahmed Mahloof and withdraw charges against him for solely exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Ensure that the criminal justice system is not misused to target political opponents;
  • Ensure that the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are respected and a safe and enabling environment is created for people to express themselves without fear of punishment, reprisal or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 22 June, 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

Maldives does not currently have an Embassy to the US, please direct all correspondence to:
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 6195 I Fax: 212 661 6405
Contact Form: https://goo.gl/CmoXJM
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 91.18
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