The meetings Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) officials held with international agencies in Geneva were very successful, says PPM member of parliament for Naifaru constituency Ahmed Shiyam.
The PPM delegation, during its meetings, discussed human rights in Maldives, the allegations by the opposition that parliamentarians were denied access to the Parliament, and the execution of the death sentence.
Speaking about PPM’s meetings in Geneva, leader of PPM’s parliamentary group, Vilimale’ MP Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik said the delegates met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein last Friday.
Nihan said the delegates met the High Commissioner as representatives of the people, and that he intently listened to everything they said.
Nihan said that the delegation, during the meetings, tried to clarify all misconceptions regarding the situation in Maldives.
He said the main subjects of discussion had been regarding talk of unprecedented deterioration of the political situation in Maldives, talk of lack of freedom for parliamentarians, and talk regarding the execution of the death sentence in Maldives.
In addition to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s office, the delegation also met with senior officials from Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Officials who attended the meetings include Leader of PPm Parliamentary Group Ahmed Nihan, Deputy Leader of Parliamentary group Ali Arif, Gemanafushi MP Jameel Usman, Naifaru MP Ahmed Shiyam, and PPM’s Secretary-General Abdulla Khaleel.