Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has stressed that the relevant information pertaining to its probe into the allegation of police brutality during the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) protest following the regime change on February 7 has already been publicized.
MDP had submitted a case against HRCM to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) alleging that the report had been intentionally delayed to serve a specific political interest.
A statement issued countering the allegations; HRCM insisted that the probe into the events of February 8 was not initiated by a complaint. It added that despite the fact, the report had been concluded in May and forwarded to the relevant authorities.
“In addition, during the press conference held on July 18, this Commission had revealed the relevant information to the public through the media in relation to the investigation,” HRCM statement read.
During the referred press conference, HRCM had revealed that due to the excessive force used by Police to control the protests in Male and Atolls on February, the rights of many had been violated. HRCM had also stressed that Police had used force in violation of the constitution, Police Act and the international covenants while breaking up the protests on February 8.