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
Maldives gives it back, rejects Western pressure over defamation bill - ZeeNews.com, 3 weeks ago
West rebukes Maldives over defamation bill - Yahoo! Finance, 3 weeks ago
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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.com, 2 weeks ago Maldives: Defamation Bill Web Newswire, 2 weeks ago PRESS RELEASES : Maldives: Defamation Bill 4 Traders, 2 weeks ago New law a direct attack on free expression in Maldives, UN rights expert warns United Nations, 2 weeks ago
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 News, 1 week ago Maldivian MPs concerned about UK internal situation Miadhu News, 2 months ago
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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 News, 2 weeks ago Maldives passes defamation law despite UN warnings Sri Lanka Island, 2 weeks ago Maldives Lawmakers Criminalize Defamation, With Steep Fines ABC News, 2 weeks ago Maldives parliament passes tough defamation law FOXNews.com, 2 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 Traders, 2 weeks ago Statement by the Spokesperson on restrictions of freedom of expression and independence of the media in the Maldives Foreign Affairs.co.nz, 2 weeks ago
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 UK, 2 weeks ago News story: Joint Statement on Maldives Defamation Bill Government UK, 3 weeks ago
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 Hindu, 2 weeks ago Maldives President Signs Tough Law Criminalizing Defamation VOA News, 2 weeks ago
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 Monitor, 2 weeks ago Maldives approves defamation law criticised by U.N. Sharenet, 2 weeks ago Maldives approves defamation law curtailing press freedom IFJ Global, 2 weeks ago UPDATE 1-Maldives approves defamation law criticised by U.N., U.S. Reuters UK, 2 weeks ago
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 Welle, 2 weeks ago UN RIGHTS EXPERTS URGE MALDIVES TO HALT EXECUTION AND MAINTAIN 60 YEAR-OLD UNOFFICIAL MORATORIUM United Nations Office at Geneva, 1 month ago Maldives / Death penalty OHCHR.org, 1 month ago
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 Monitor, 1 month ago
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