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Maldives: Information on the White Shark party and treatment of its members

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1995
Citation / Document Symbol MDV22331.E
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Maldives: Information on the White Shark party and treatment of its members, 1 November 1995, MDV22331.E, available at: [accessed 25 April 2014]
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Information on the White Shark party could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. Please note that there are no political parties in Maldives (Country Reports 1994 1995, 1235; Europa World Yearbook 1995 1995, 2007; Political Handbook of the World: 1994-1995 1995, 549). According to Country Reports 1994, which is available at your Regional Documentation Centre, while not expressly forbidden by law, political parties in practice are not permitted "on the grounds that they are inappropriate to the homogeneous nature of society" (1995, 1235).

                This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994. 1995. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.

         The Europa World Yearbook 1995. 1995. Vol. 20. 35th ed. London: Europa Publications, p. 2007.

         Political Handbook of the World 1994-1995. 1995. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. New York: CSA Publications, p. 549.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. June 1993. Republic of Maldives: Prisoners of Conscience and Unfair Trial.

         Amnesty International Report 1990-1995. 1990-1995.

Amnesty International country file. 1989-present.

         The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. 1989.

         Communist and Marxist Parties of the World. 1990.

         Country Reports 1990-1994. 1991-1995.

DIRB country file. 1988-present.

         The Europa World Yearbook 1995. 1995.

         FBIS Daily Reports. 2 January 1991-6 November 1995.

         Indian Ocean: Five Island Countries. 1982.

         Islam and Islamic Groups: A Worldwide Reference Guide. 1992.

         Political Parties of Asia and the Pacific. 1985.

         Political Parties of the World. 1984, 1988.

         Political Handbook of the World 1994-1995. 1995.

         Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World: An International Guide. 1991.

On-line searches.

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