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Conviction of Maldives Supreme Court Justices and Former President

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 14, 2018 The United States is deeply dismayed by reports that former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, and Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed have been sentenced to prison without being afforded necessary procedural protections, including a fair trial with the ...
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Statement By Spokesperson Heather Nauert on State of Emergency in Maldives

February 20, 2018 The United States is disappointed by reports that Maldivian President Yameen has extended the state of emergency in that country for an additional 30 days.  The United States continues to call on President Yameen to end the state of emergency, uphold the rule of law, permit the full and proper functioning of ...
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Travel Advisory update – Maldives (February 6, 2018)

Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism and civil unrest. Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.  Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities.  A country-wide state of emergency is in effect.  Security ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 5, 2018)

Location: Central Male, Maldives Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place from February 6 through February 15, 2018 as the president of the Maldives has declared a state of emergency until February 15.  Groups are expected to protest in central Male in response to emerging political developments. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in ...
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