Fact-finding team sent to Maldives, deported: LAWASIA

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A fact-finding team send by LAWASIA to the Maldives for the purpose of ascertaining the situation, had been deported by that country after detaining the members at a closed detention facility under guard and surveillance, the law association said yesterday.

LAWASIA is the law association for Asia and the Pacific and its Council comprises of the peak national bar associations and law societies in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Region.

Issuing a statement on Tuesday, LAWASIA President Christopher Leong said the purpose of the team headed by him was to look into the independence of the judiciary in the Maldives, due process in the administration of justice and the Rule of Law and rights-related issues among several other aspects.

Mr. Leong said their fact-finding team was an independent team with an objective mission which was not sponsored by any parties, organisations or individuals from the Maldives.

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  • Dalu Banda Wednesday, 28 February 2018 07:49 AM

    In Sri Lanka also, our governments should have the backbone to deal with foreign agents in similar manner, who will come to meddle the internal affairs of the country.

    SENA Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:57 AM

    What is the point of having a backbone that is not communicating with the brain.

    prakash Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:00 AM

    and t hen go back to these same foreign agents for investments ( and commissions) to prop up your economy

    wije Thursday, 01 March 2018 07:34 AM

    Over-reliance on India

    Yehiya Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:56 AM

    All the law

    Lionel Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:23 AM

    Well done, Maldives! That's how you keep away meddlesome external do gooders from your tent.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:30 AM

    It is now time for India to send some war ships and bring this Maldive dictator to his knees.


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