Male, February 5 (newsin.asia) The Maldivian government has suspended most rights which will adversely affect its security and stability under the 15-day State of Emergency declared on Monday. The troublesome judiciary, especially, has been crippled. But the notification makes it clear that there will be no curfew and normal movement, trade and businesses will not be affected. The security of foreigners and tourists has also been assured.
The constitutionally guaranteed rights which will be suspended are: the Right to Privacy); Freedom of acquiring and imparting knowledge; Right to strike; Freedom of assembly; Fair administrative action; Personal liability; Unlawful arrest or detention; Power of arrest and detention; Search and seizure; Release of accused; Prompt investigation and prosecution; Right to appeal; Compensation; Application to court to obtain a remedy; Summoning persons; Removal of President or Vice President; Vote of no confidence in member of the cabinet; Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; removal of Prosecutor General from office; Criminal Procedure Code; Privileges / immunities of judges; and Justices’ right to be informed of actions brought against him or her.
The Government of Maldives wishes to assure the Maldivian people and the international community that the safety of all Maldivians and foreigners living in and visiting the Maldives will be ensured ,the announcement said.
The judiciary’s rights especially, have been effectively curbed and the opposition cannot carry out any of its plans whether within or outside parliament.
(The featured picture at the top is that of the Maldivian President’s Office)