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Maldives: Judicial Tyranny and an Autocratic President:

Paper No. 6133                         Dated 23-June-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Perhaps no where else in the World are the terrorism laws being misused so blatantly as in Maldives  for political purposes and that too with the active connivance of the Judiciary. 
 

Maldives: President Yameen back tracking on his Promises: Not a surprise!

Paper No. 6061         Dated 19-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In our last paper on Maldives, I had mentioned how the opposition MDP was tricked into cooperation for constitutional amendments to be passed in the Majlis in return for release of former president Nasheed.
 

Maldives: Democracy Back Sliding

Paper No. 6053                               Dated 5-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Maldivian Democracy Network said that Maldives is back sliding into repression with the government stifling dissent and restricting constitutional rights. This appears to be a very mild statement!  Maldives is going back to medieval era with all powers concentrated in President Yameen.
 

Maldives: Explosion, Purges, Emergency and thereafter:

Paper No. 6033                  Dated 16-Nov-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Events in Maldives are moving at a very fast pace that it is getting difficult for Analysts to keep track of the developments.  
 

Maldives: President Yameen Still Running Riot.

Paper No. 6006                                Dated 7-Sep-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It was now the turn of the leading opposition party MDP to be duped into yielding to Yameen’s government without getting anything in return though much was promised as a “quid pro quo.”
 

Maldives: President Yameen should release Nasheed Unconditionally

Paper No. 5964                         Dated 3-July-2015
 
By  Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is time President Yameen, in the long term interest of Maldives and its survival as a democratic county releases former President Nasheed unconditionally. 
 

Maldives: Unconstitutional Power Grab by the Supreme Court?:

Paper No 5958         Dated 23-June-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Supreme Court of Maldives is said to have made yet another strike at the roots of democracy in Maldives.
 
 Earlier, last year it interfered with the conduct of the General elections and even went to the extent of sacking both the Election Commissioner and his Deputy for not adhering to the sixteen point guide lines issued by them on the conduct of the elections.
 

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