Following European Union (EU)’s resolution on the deteriorating condition in Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed says action should be first taken against the Elections Commission (EC) and the Chief Justice.
Nasheed said this in a tweet, praising EU’s resolution to take action against Maldivian State heads following the current condition in the country.
Nasheed said he welcomes the resolution which calls for action to be taken against each head of state. And in accordance to the resolution, action should first be taken against the EC members, the Chief Justice, and heads of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), he said.
The resolution filed at the European Parliament was debated on Thursday. The majority debated in favour of the resolution and many members voiced that is has already been too late to take action against the state heads as the country is being governed in contrast to the tenets of democracy.
Among issues of concern were having the parliament under military control, forcing MPs out of parliament and pressing charges against them, sentencing Qasim Ibrahim for three years in an unjust trial, imprisoning Faris Maumoon without a specified period, failing to free Mohamed Nasheed in accordance to UN’s Working Group’s decision.
Furthermore the suspension of 56 lawyers, politicizing the independent and police institutions, restricting constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly, and having had lost the sanctity and peace in society.
The resolution called to take action on State heads, to allow political party candidates to compete in the presidential election, and to provide safety for journalists, politicians, and human right activists.