Maldives – Political situation
Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Paris, 7 February 2018
France is concerned by the suspension of public freedoms and by the arrests that took place following the declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives.
We call for a swift return to the normal functioning of the institutions and for respect for the rule of law.
France reaffirms its attachment to respect for fundamental freedoms, the freedom of opinion and expression, as well as the rights of the opposition.