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Maldives: Act on Human Rights Pledges

Expand Supporters of challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih celebrate his victory in the presidential election, Malé, Maldives, September 24, 2018. © 2018 Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo (New York) – The Maldives saw new hope for human rights improvements during late 2018 after joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated President Yameen Abdul Gayoom by a wide margin in September, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. The new government took immediate steps to undo policies that eroded human rights protections, but should strengthen democratic institutions and reform…

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