“This month, I visited the Maldives, to meet with citizens and the opposition to look at the reality. I witnessed the Maldivian government’s lack of intention to remedy the situation, with the continued manipulations of the electoral process.
The official Elections Commission continues to obstruct any possibility of free and fair elections. The opposition is neither able to campaign, hold rallies, nor display posters. This contrary to the public demonstrations and support for Isis and returning fighters in the Maldives due to the President’s close ties with radical Islam.
President Abdulla Yameen has threatened the stability of his country’s democracy through his dictatorial activities”, said Henri Malosse, 30th President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and EAR-AER Honorary Member on his article: