South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

SAHR met with Ms Aminath Eenas the President of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) and Ms Aishath Afreen Mohamed, a Commissioner on 17 March 2019 during their visit to the country. The delegation inquired the commission on its current initiatives in the Maldives including the actions taken by the commission for the case of independent journalist Ahmed Rilwan’s disappearance and the murder of the activist Yameen Rasheed. The delegation was also informed of all challenges faced by the commission, especially regarding its financial resources provided by the government. The Chairperson sought the assistance of SAHR for capacity building of the Commission’s staff on monitoring of human rights violations.