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West rebukes Maldives over new defamation bill, seeks withdrawal

The United States led calls on Mr. Yameen to withdraw the bill that is being discussed in parliament this week, saying it gave authorities powers to impose severe penalties on people seeking to exercise basic human rights. The defamation bill that ... Business World, 3 weeks ago
West rebukes Maldives over defamation bill Yahoo! Finance, 3 weeks ago

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Haveeru Daily Online, 6 months ago

Maldives defamation bill setback for freedom of expression: United States of America

Washington, August 10: The defamation bill passed by the Maldivian parliament is a serious setback for freedom of expression in the country, the US has said.The Maldives parliament passed the bill that criminalises defamation yesterday despite ...
 India.com2 weeks ago Maldives: Defamation Bill  Web Newswire2 weeks ago PRESS RELEASES : Maldives: Defamation Bill  4 Traders2 weeks ago New law a direct attack on free expression in Maldives, UN rights expert warns  United Nations2 weeks ago

Speaker of Parliament to Head this year's Maldivian Hajj pilgrims

Expected time to read :1mins,40secs The President has appointed the Speaker of the Parliament, Hon. Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, as the Head of this year's Maldivian Hajj pilgrims. He will be accompanied by his spouse during the trip. No comments ...
 Miadhu News1 week ago Maldivian MPs concerned about UK internal situation  Miadhu News2 months ago


With training, opportunity Maldives has enough medalists: Ibu 011 hours 46 mins ago Parliament to censor defamation ‹ › moosawaheed Expected time to read : 0 mins,48secs Kuda Huraa, Maldives, The 2016 Maldives Surfing Champions ...
 Miadhu News2 weeks ago Maldives passes defamation law despite UN warnings  Sri Lanka Island2 weeks ago Maldives Lawmakers Criminalize Defamation, With Steep Fines  ABC News2 weeks ago Maldives parliament passes tough defamation law  FOXNews.com2 weeks ago

EUROPEAN UNION : Statement by the Spokesperson on restrictions of freedom of expression and independence of the media in the Maldives

The adoption of the 'Bill on Protection of Reputation and Good Name and Freedom of Expression' by the Maldivian Parliament on 9 August imposes a number of restrictions on the freedom of expression, including restrictions on grounds of religion, ...
 4 Traders2 weeks ago Statement by the Spokesperson on restrictions of freedom of expression and independence of the media in the Maldives  Foreign weeks ago
Government UK

News story: Statement on passing of the defamation bill in Maldives

News article The British High Commission issued the following statement on passing of the defamation bill by the parliament in Maldives. The passing of the defamation bill this week by parliament in the Maldives is a serious setback ...
 Government UK2 weeks ago News story: Joint Statement on Maldives Defamation Bill  Government UK3 weeks ago

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen approves defamation law

Under the law, defamation is a criminal offence. In November 2009 when Mohamed Nasheed was President, it was made a civil infraction. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday gave his seal of approval to the controversial defamation Bill. On ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago Maldives President Signs Tough Law Criminalizing Defamation  VOA News2 weeks ago
DNA India

Maldives Legalises Criminal Defamation; Curbs Freedom of Speech

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal The Maldives legalised criminal defamation on Tuesday in a move the opposition said was aimed at stifling dissent in the Indian Ocean archipelago and which was criticised by the UN and the US. Best known as a ...
 South Asia Monitor2 weeks ago Maldives approves defamation law criticised by U.N.  Sharenet2 weeks ago Maldives approves defamation law curtailing press freedom  IFJ Global2 weeks ago UPDATE 1-Maldives approves defamation law criticised by U.N., U.S.  Reuters UK2 weeks ago
Deutsche Welle

Maldives comes under fire for death penalty, and free speech crackdown

The country abandoned the death penalty in favor of life in prison in 1954, but now 17 people are on death row. And a new defamation law is seen as a full frontal attack on free speech and a free press. The picturesque Maldives archipelago is ...
 Deutsche Welle2 weeks ago UN RIGHTS EXPERTS URGE MALDIVES TO HALT EXECUTION AND MAINTAIN 60 YEAR-OLD UNOFFICIAL MORATORIUM  United Nations Office at Geneva1 month ago Maldives / Death penalty  OHCHR.org1 month ago

Trouble's brewing for us in the Maldives

By Parul Chandra As the strategically important Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives continues its descent into political anarchy with democratic institutions facing an unabated onslaught under the authoritarian regime of President ...
 South Asia Monitor1 month ago
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