MDP calls for “justice” for Maafushi deaths

The ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has called for “just punishment” to be meted out to senior officials of the previous government culpable in the custodial death of Evan Naseem on September 19, 2003.

In a press release to mark the eighth anniversary of the watershed incident, the MDP noted that President Mohamed Nasheed had called on doctors to determine Evan Naseem’s cause of death before the death certificate was signed.

The MDP statement reiterated the party’s call for trials to be conducted against prison guards or National Security Service (NSS) officers believed to have tortured and abused inmates.