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Maldives must investigate sexual harassment of detained women protesters

Headline Title:  Maldives must investigate sexual harassment of women protesters 28 March 2012 Maldives authorities must immediately investigate allegations that police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, Amnesty International said.According to testimony gathered by Amnesty International, the women, who were arrested on 19 March, were beaten during and after their arrest. While in detention they were forced to undergo naked body checks on the spurious suspicion of concealing drugs in their genitals. They were forced to strip and squat several…

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