A friend of mine works in India with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. A friend of hers based in the Maldives has been arrested and sentenced to ten years in jail for “terrorism”. Her crime? Being a peace protestor and activist.

Amnesty provides all the useful information:

“Amnesty International considers her imprisonment to be politically motivated, and believes Jennifer Latheef is a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for exercising her right to peaceful protest.”

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