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Maldives must avoid persecution of ousted government

Headline Title:  Maldives must avoid persecution of ousted government 07 February 2012 The new authorities in the Maldives must avoid persecuting members of outgoing president Mohammed Nasheed’s political party, Amnesty International said today, after Mr Nasheed resigned following a police mutiny in the country.The former leader said in a televised statement on Tuesday that he was resigning “to prevent violence”, after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests and took control of the state broadcaster in the capital Male.At least three senior members of the ex-president’s…

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