The European parliament has adopted a resolution in favor of EU council imposing targeted sanctions against the Maldivian government heads and government affiliated businessmen on Thursday.
EU parliament called to impose sanctions on those who violate human rights in the Maldives.
In the resolution the EU parliament said that the violation of human rights in the country is worrying.
Hence, the resolution read, the State of Emergency imposed in Maldives should be lifted immediately and all the rights ensured by the constitution should be given to the people.
If the government fails to comply, government heads would be banned from travelling to EU countries and the funds of government heads and government affiliated businessmen of the Maldives abroad would be frozen, the resolution said.
The resolution called to release all imprisoned political prisoners, to retrieve all charges against them, and to begin all-party discussions.
Furthermore, the resolution called on the government to give freedom of expression, to uphold the rule of law, and to ensure the independence of courts and parliament.
The resolution also condemned the arrest of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed. They called for the immediate release of all judges and to enable establishing justice in the country.
The resolution called on India and China to work with EU countries in order to establish stability and justice in the Maldives.
The current situation in the Maldives goes against democratic values and the separated three-power policy in the country. Hence, if the situation does not improve, action will be taken against certain individuals, the resolution warned.