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Rights groups alarmed over planned executions in Maldives

| | Colombo:

Human rights groups have expressed concern over the Maldives Government’s purported plan to carry out its first execution of three prisoners in 60 years. Seven groups, including Amnesty International, Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development said in a statement that they have seen credible reports that the convictions have been secured through forced confessions and other due process violations.   AP

 
 
 
 
 

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