MDP MP Eva departs for IPU human rights committee meeting

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) MP for Galolhu North Eva Abdulla last week departed for Quebec, Canada to participate in a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) human rights committee.

According to the MDP, the committee is being convened to consider cases filed by the party with regard to acts of police brutality against the former ruling party’s MPs on February 7 and 8.

The IPU’s human rights committee will meet on October 21 and 26.

Three classified reports by the IPU concerning police brutality against MDP MPs have been shared with parliament and the executive since the transfer of presidential power on February 7, the party has revealed.

In April this year, MP Eva was unanimously elected as a member of the Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the IPU during the committee meeting held in conjunction with the 126th Assembly of IPU at Kampala, Uganda.