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Maldives: Opposition party member convicted for terrorism

On 18 October, councilor of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MPD) Jennifer Latheef was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment on terrorism charges for peacefully demonstrating against human rights violations in the Maldives. Meanwhile, the ICJ has been observing the trial of MPD Chairperson Mohamed Nasheed, also being tried on terrorism charges. The ICJ has expressed concern that Jennifer Latheef did not receive a fair trial and called for her immediate and unconditional release

ICJ Statement