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Maldives: Human Rights Group Shut Down

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Expand Ibrahim Mohamed Solih interacts with supporters during a gathering in Malé, Maldives, September 24, 2018. © 2018 Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo (New York) – The Maldives government, on October 10, 2019, “temporarily” shut down the Maldives Democracy Network (MDN), the country’s leading human rights organization, Human Rights Watch said today. The government of President Ibraham Solih should immediately reverse its decision, which came amid serious threats against the organization for its report on rising radicalization in the Maldives. The authorities should investigate Islamist groups…

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