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Maldives security forces use violence against peaceful protesters

Headline Title:  Maldives security forces attack protesters 08 March 2012 Maldives police and military forces responded with violence against a peaceful rally backing the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Amnesty International documented yesterday, violating international standards against the use of excessive force. At least six protesters were injured, some seriously, when combined police and military officers attacked around 300 MDP protesters in the Lonuziyaarai Kolhu area of the capital, Malé – part of a wider pattern of attacks, documented by Amnesty International, on supporters…

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