“Against Rape and Impunity” demonstrations start near gender ministry

The government has come under heavy fire in a recent sexual assault case involving a Kenyan woman. The government has come under fire for releasing two Maldivian nationals from police custody over the case and claims of political’s between the two individual have also surfaced on social media.

Within the current administration several sexual assault cases, rape and molestation of minors has become a common occurrence in the Maldives. However, the government has come under heavy fire for delay’s and court hearings being delayed.

In response the government super majority parliament has always stepped up to conduct there own investigations. Despite the following local youths of Maldives have decided to go on demonstration due to the recent case.

According to the demonstrators, They are calling on the government to make gender ministry more responsible and to arrest the two local’s. Furthermore, several demonstrators claims that MP’s Jeehan’s connections and President Solih influence on the case is high.

Despite the demonstrators claims speaker of parliament Mohamed Nasheed has stated that there is no political influence in releasing the two individual.

Currently, Many youths have gathered near the gender ministry and now are demonstrating against rape.

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