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Maldives: Halt “retrograde” move to resume executions

Headline Title:  Maldives: Halt “retrograde” move to resume executions 24 January 2014 Maldives must immediately put a stop to any plans to resume executions for the first time in 60 years, said Amnesty International.Home Minister Umar Naseer yesterday ordered the country’s prisons to start making “all necessary arrangements” for the implementation of all death sentences through lethal injection.“Any move towards resuming executions in Maldives would be a retrograde step and a serious setback for human rights in the country,” said Abbas Faiz, Amnesty International’s Maldives Researcher.“There…

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