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Breaking News! Ex President Nasheed arrested in Maldives – without a warrant!

Mr Mohamed Nasheed, the leader of Maldives Democratic Party (MDP), was arrested couple of hours ago without an arrest warrant. In Maldives the Justice system and the Maldivian Police Service are both corrupt. The people of Maldives cannot trust the government at all.

The members of his party and others fear that Nasheed may be killed in this process. Already there are tweets and facebook updated that has expressed their concerns.

“......So the tyrant WAHEED is determined to kill President [Nasheed].......He has arrested President [Nasheed] completely in violation of the laws.... unless the entire population of Male' come out to the street and take over the Baaghee [traitor] regime cruelty, much worse can be expected.....

“.... we should go willingly to sacrifice ourselfs thats how the indians brought the independence movement..thats how the whole world did it...we thought we were lucky enough that we brought a change without bloodshed & it was the biggest fault assumption...we are no exception when it comes to independence movement”

The above statement indicates that within the country there is no independence for the people. The above updates show the heat in the capital island. Some tweets have requested the people from different island to come out and gather.

A tweet states “dear world, pls save our candidate Mohamed Nasheed, I am concerned that MV [Maldivian police] police might Poisson [poison] him, hand [hang] him in the cell..!!!” sometime ago. This is likely to happen. The violence is extreme and Mr Nasheed has been threatened during the time of mutiny.

International decision makes who accepted the current government after the police mutiny need to further look into the situation and ensure that Mr Nasheed is released as soon as possible before it is too late.

I call for international action – In Maldives it is a like the “Animal Farm” Some are more equal that others. It is a tiny nation comparatively small population even if one person is treated unjustly then the whole humanity is treated unjustly.

The near future is not predictable! Things will heat up and people will suffer!

Check this article too

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/05/us-maldives-nasheed-idUSBRE924...

Comments

mrbeckbeck's picture

Hoping for the best

Thank you for this urgent update on the turbulent situation in Maldives. I hope that this is not as some people you quote fear. Nasheed deserves the free opportunity to run for political office! Anything short of that deserves international outcry (as does his ousting last year!!).

Not predictable, but let's hope for the best....

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Amei's picture

Selective justice in Maldives - :-(

Every one must be treated in equal. If Nasheed is arrested for breaking law in his presidency what about making the previous and current leaders accountable too. This is unfair.

Amnesty Press release.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/maldives-former-presi...

Thank you Scott.
Amei

mrbeckbeck's picture

Absolutely

Absolutely, accountability and justice are crucial for government legitimacy. Thanks for the link as well.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Wendyiscalm's picture

International outcry

Hi Scott,

I love your words "international outcry" and I know that if people on WP do just as much as writing once to some organization or cause it can help. So, come on, every one, let's make them hear our voice. Amei is trying so hard to make a difference. Let's help her help Maldives.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Already one can see signs that the election in September will be marred with civil unrest, violence and the intentional targeting of Nasheed’s supporters. I pray that the Government understands how easily the country will fall into despair and disorder if they try Nasheed without full transparency.

The United States issued a statement today demanding due process and free elections but I wonder how much influence they truly have without intervening. In order for the Maldivians to have hope and confidence in their futures. the justice system and elections will need to be free, fair, credible, transparent and inclusive.

Let's hope that the Government understands this.

Amei's picture

No likely at this stage!

It is not the governmnet alone. Some key people in Maldives are playing the game of politices. With the ex president Maumoon Adbul Gayoom, his relative Yameed Hameed and businessman like Ibrahim Gasim to name a few and people who are loyal to them. I am in trouble for writing this.

I do not belong to any party. Nasheed took some action that I have respect for him. He treated Maumoon well not like the way Maumoon treated late president Ibrahim Nasir. He action to change the vicouis cycle of history where leaders where rediculed.

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has done more harm and will have to be accountable if Nasheed has to be accountable his action.

The Maldivian Police Services play a huge role as well - how much they preach that they are law abiding - That is all ruboish when the people witness their action. I speak from experience too!

God save Maldives. Thanks Janice.

Wendyiscalm's picture

Powerful article

Amei,

You are rising to be an important force because of this situation and because you have the courage to step up and speak from your head and your heart. Thank you for informing us and please please please keep up your strong feisty insistence that we know the truth and that we execute change.

I love you and what you stand for, but you know that don't you?

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

P.S.

I wrote again to Amnesty International and The USA White House about this. I don't know if it helped, but it didn't hurt to try.

Love,

Wendy

KEEP IT COMING AMEI. Keep it in our face.

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Hi Amei,

My Zambian street orphans are starving because the streets are covered with soldiers and guns because of the elections and cannot get to the wire service to receive my food money. It is the same there as in Maldives. Yet, we ARE making a difference, YOU are making a difference by speaking out so vocally about this plight. You are a necessary step. You matter.. Keep speaking out via WP.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

JaniceW's picture

And so do you

Together, we three make an indomitable force to be reckoned with! Watch out world!

Amei's picture

Good news!

he has be released but the trial is still pending! There is much hope.

Have a good weekend :-) Amei

Amei's picture

You Keep safe.... :-)

We are never alone.... The collective force towards justice will get notice. I do hope I am making a difference.

You take care in Zambia. Sending loads of love to the Zambian orphans and to you Wendy.

Have a good weekend
Amei

Wendyiscalm's picture

AMei

There has been much happening in your country and part because of you.

Thanks. I have an angiogram to day in the hospital to see if I need a stent or open heart surgery. I go the end of March 2925th) to Zambia.

Keep up the good work.

Love,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

JaniceW's picture

Sorry to hear

Am holding you in my thoughts for a positive outcome.
Janice

Lea's picture

Thank you Amei for informing

Thank you Amei for informing us about the political situation in Maldives.
It's very unfortunate that this incident has not had that much media coverage. That's why voices like yours are essential. You can provide us with your insights on the situation and express your concern about Nasheed's situation. Let's hope that he will be released as soon as possible! Please keep up us posted! Your voice really matters!

Amei's picture

Thanks Lea

Has been released with the International pressure I would say. His case is still pending. The situation is not good.

Thank you for signing the petition too.

Thank you again.
With love
Amei

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