August 31, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Maldives To Resume Executions By September (Maldives: UA 179.17)


According to statements by the Maldives President, the death penalty would be implemented ‘by the end of September’. If carried out, these would be the first executions in the country in over 60 years. The Maldives Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentences of three men in mid-2016, who could be at imminent risk of execution.

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According to statements by the Maldives President, the death penalty would be implemented ‘by the end of September’. If carried out, these would be the first executions in the country in over 60 years. The Maldives Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentences of three men in mid-2016, who could be at imminent risk of execution.

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

  • Halt any plans to resume executions and establish an official moratorium on all executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
  • Immediately commute the death sentence against all prisoners under sentence of death, including those imposed for crimes committed when the prisoners were below 18 years of age;
  • Amend national legislation to remove provisions that are not in line with international law and standards and abolish the death penalty for all crimes.

Contact these two officials by 11 October, 2017:

President of Maldives
Abdulla Yameen Gayoom
The President’s Office,
Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ 20113,
Republic of Maldives
Fax: (960) 332 5500
Twitter: @presidencymv
Salutation: His Excellency

H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400E,
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 1 212 661 6405
Phone: 1 212 599 6194
Email: [email protected]
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 179.17
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