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Maldives: Judicial Tyranny Continues:

Paper No. 5906                                  Dated  4-Mar-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Oppressive Government will not last very long: Sheikh Imran Abdulla of Adaalath Party
 
In another of those predetermined trials, former Defence Minister Nazim was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment “for importing and possessing a fire arm.”  
 

Review: Sri Lanka ‘We Will Teach You a Lesson: Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces’, Human Rights Watch publication, 2013

Paper No. 5904                                     Dated 02-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

This is a difficult document to read. Speaking figuratively, Shakespeare’s Macbeth said that he had eaten too much of horrors. So it is with reading one testimony, one horror, after another: an emotional revulsion sets in; a wish to set a mental distance, if not escape.

Maldives: More on the Farcical Trial of Nasheed

Paper No. 5888                               Dated 7-Mar-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Latest media reports indicate that Indian Prime Minister Modi will be skipping Maldives in his tour of the island nations in the Indian Ocean.  Had his visit taken place earlier in February, it would have had some meaning but now with the Yameen administration intent upon destroying whatever that is left of democracy, it is wiser to skip Maldives.  It will be a signal to Yameen that India does not approve the strong arm undemocratic methods of Yameen.

Necessity for Justice and Identity Politics

Paper No. 5876                                 Dated 23-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Perhaps the leaders of the world may wish to look back to the events of a century back that caused the world millions of lives and untold misery of the First World War (Oxford University International History Professor Margaret Macmillan-Rhyme of History).

Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make- The Case of Anwar Ibrahim

Paper No. 5873                                Dated 19-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Dr. V. Suryanarayan

The recent decision of the Malaysian Federal Court to uphold the judgement of the lower court and punish Anwar Ibrahim in the sodomy case has sent shock waves throughout Malaysia. The judgement has also saddened the upholders of human rights throughout the world.

Maldives: Moving Towards Despotism

Paper No. 5865                                 Dated 28-Jan-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The signs are getting stronger- Maldives appears to be moving towards despotism.  The latest in the series is the sudden and hurried sacking of the Defence Minister after a raid of his premises by the Police. 

What should be worrying is not of President Yameen consolidating his position but the sinister way by which he is going about it by disregarding all constitutional norms.

Maldives: The Tyranny of the Judiciary-The Supreme Court Strikes Again.

Paper No. 5805                                     Dated 16-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It may be recalled that the Judiciary in Maldives on the eve of the parliamentary polls in March this year framed charges against the Chairman of the Election Commission and his deputy with contempt of court and went on to dismiss them from their jobs.

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