The Asian Center for Human Rights (ACHR) on Tuesday warned the Maldivian government that if it fails to stop human rights violations targeting political opponents it shall call for a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council and recommend to boycott President Abdulla Yameen's regime.
ACHR also called upon the United States, European Union, India, Singapore and many others to impose a travel embargo on Prosecutor General Muhthaz Muhsin and presiding Judge Abdulla Didi for the illegal arrest and detention of former President, Mohamed Nasheed.
A press release issued by the center on Tuesday warned the Maldivian government that if it fails to stop human rights violations targeting political opponents, "it shall call for a resolution against the Government of Maldives at the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council to be held in Geneva" from March 2nd to 27th.
They added that they will "recommend a boycott of President Abdulla Yameen’s regime, including any engagement with Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon."
They also called on to push for accountability for the physical assault on President Nasheed inside the court premises on Monday while urging President Yameen for the immediate release of President Nasheed, saying that he "has been in illegal detention on what can credibly be described as trumped up terrorism charges."
“The arrest and detention of former President Nasheed on terrorism charges is a grotesque act of political vendetta. The accountability of Prosecutor General Muhsin and Presiding Judge Didi must be established, including under universal jurisdiction for meting out torture, inhumane and degrading treatment to former President Nasheed in the court premises,” said Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of Asian Centre for Human Rights.