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Human Rights in

The Maldives

Human Rights are restricted in the Maldives. The President wields a lot of power - including the right to appoint a portion of Parliament and all judges. The press is restricted and journalists have been convicted for their statements. The Government limits freedom of assembly and association. There are significant restrictions on the freedom of religion, and women face a variety of legal and social disadvantages. Some of these restrictions are linked to the Government's observance of Shari'a (Islamic law) and other Islamic customs. The Government also restricts worker rights.

From the 1998 US State Department Report on Human Rights

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