Maldives : ICJ continues to observe trial of Mohamed Nasheed

The ICJ continued to observe the trials of Mohamed Nasheed, Chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party, who is charged with treason and terrorism.

The ICJ has observed three of the four hearings that have taken place since both cases began on 28 August 2005.

The ICJ’s trial observer, Faisz Musthapha, former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Chairman of the Sri Lankan National Human Rights Commission, has been monitoring the trial for compliance with international fair trial standards.

To date the ICJ has not provided any media interviews on the trial observation. When appropriate the ICJ will make public its findings regarding the trials of Mohamed Nasheed.

The ICJ continues to discuss fair trial standards with both Government and court officials in the Maldives.

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