30 YEARS OF TORTURE AND OPPRESSION
under Dictator Gayyoom 1978 - 2008
Pictures from the Maafushi Jail Shooting incident Maldives
20th September 2003, three inmates were killed by the Maldives police and 16 were injured when they opened fire to quell and uprising as a result of a killing of their friend the night before. These pictures were first published in DO in late 2004.
20th September 2003 incident was triggered when riots broke out in Maafushi Jail, after another inmate was beaten to death by police security personnel on 19th September 2003, Shown below.
Maldives... Torture in tropical paradise
Police brutality is always associated with dictatorships. Freedom of expression and association is virtually outlawed by such regimes. That is the case in the Maldives. A life sentence in a remote jail cell is the bounty of any patriotic person in the Maldives. read more
Ali Shahir was only 18 when he was murdered by Maldives Police...his whole life was ahead of him
Clear signs of torture
The blood patch where his head rested indicates head injury
He bled from his mouth and nose - torture marks on the neck and chest
A former political prisoner believes that these marks of the cuff indicates that he could have
been hung upside down for torture, a common practice
Gayoom's Brutal Justice
This barbarity must be stopped!
© Dhivehi Observer 2004