IPU investigating police action against MPs

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has requested information on alleged mistreatment of opposition MPs by police during protests this year, according to Voice of Maldives.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmed Nazim said the organisation requested an official account of the incidents from parliament.

The IPU informed parliament that it has received credible information and video footage, Nazim said, adding that the letter will be presented to the Privileges Committee in the next session of parliament.

The opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) lodged a complaint with the IPU following police use of water canons and tear gas to disperse an opposition protest on May 13 over hiked electricity tariffs.