Ensure Safety of human rights defenders amid recent accusations of blasphemy against Maldivian Democracy Network

 - October 8th, 2019 - 

Ensure Safety of human rights defenders amid recent accusations of blasphemy against Maldivian Democracy Network

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA),  together with undersigned civil society organizations. condemns the prosecution of its member, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), and expresses great concern about what potential consequences the recent accusations of blasphemy could have for the staff and members of MDN. Rather than fanning the flames of intolerance by calling for an emergency motion against MDN, authorities should call for clam and ensure the safety of all human rights defenders in the country.

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