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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: 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: 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: Nasheed’s Arrest Illegal and Unjust: Little Hope of a Fair Trial

Paper No. 5880                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 22nd Afternoon, former President Nasheed was arrested from him home by the Police on fresh charges of charges of terrorism. This arrest is a blatant violation of all norms of justice and fair play and the international community have already shown concern and some have even condemned the arrest.

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: President Yameen Threatens the Opposition on Independence Day

Paper No. 5761                                     Dated 7-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
A country that is still struggling with its democratic credentials, it was a surprise to see President Yameen threatening the main opposition for criticising his policies which he says amounts to a threat to Maldivian independence! 
 

Maldives: President Yameen: Problems being faced in settling down

Paper No. 5627                                      Dated 1-Jan-2014
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In settling down, it was expected that President Yameen would face many challenges.  For him the first and foremost would be to get along with other coalition partners, particularly with the Jumhooree party but for whose support he would not be in the Presidential chair.  
 
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