Writer and leading opposition politician Mohamed Nasheed charged with "terrorism" and "sedition"
Nasheed was reportedly charged on 23 August with "terrorism" and "sedition". International PEN considers the charges to be without foundation and brought to curb Nasheed's legitimate political activities. PEN demands Nasheed's immediate and unconditional release in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights. PEN seeks immediate assurances that he is being treated humanely in detention and granted access to any necessary medical care.
For further information, see the following BBC News report: