Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2006 - Maldives
|Publisher||International Federation for Human Rights|
|Publication Date||14 March 2007|
|Cite as||International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2006 - Maldives, 14 March 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48747ce412.html [accessed 10 March 2014]|
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Release of Ms. Jennifer Latheef79
Ms. Jennifer Latheef, a photographer and journalist for the daily newspaper Minivan and a human rights activist, was released thanks to a presidential pardon on August 16, 2006.
She had been sentenced on October 18, 2005 to ten years' imprisonment for "terrorist acts" and accused of throwing a stone on a police officer on September 20, 2003 during a protest following the death by torture of five prisoners of conscience. Ms. Latheef always denied the accusations held against her.
[Refworld note: This report as posted on the FIDH website (www.fidh.org) was in pdf format with country chapters run together by region. Footnote numbers have been retained here, so do not necessarily begin at 1.]
79. See Annual Report 2005.