Friday, October 08, 2004

President reinstates rights and laws suspended following Declaration of Emergency

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom yesterday reinstated a number of rights and laws that had been suspended since the Declaration of Emergency. The suspension of rights and laws had been applicable only to those detained in connection with the mob violence in Jumhooree Maidhaan on 12th and 13th August.
The rights and laws that have been reinstated effective yesterday are the fundamental right granted by Article 15 (1) (b) of the Constitution, which states that persons who are detained for periods exceeding twenty-four hours have to be informed of the grounds of arrest or detention, the fundamental right granted by Article 16 (2) of the Constitution, which states that persons who are charged with an offence should be allowed to obtain the assistance of a lawyer during investigation.
Further, the regulation on arrestable and non-arrestable offences, and the rights granted under Article 9 of the Act on the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Act no. 9/91), and Sections 4 and 5 of the Regulation on Juvenile Offenders, have also been reinstated yesterday."

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