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Maldives: Arrests for Gay Sex Politically Motivated

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Maldives' commissioner of police Mohamed Hameed addresses a press conference on the blast that targeted former president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed in Male, May 9, 2021. © 2021 ALI NASYR/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (New York) – Maldives authorities should drop cases against four men and cease investigations to identify others who may have engaged in consensual same-sex relations in steps that appear aimed to appease extremist groups, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should take immediate measures to repeal the provisions of Maldives’ 2014…

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