International Institute for Religious Freedom

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Maldives: Severe restrictions on religious freedom in the Maldives as defamation law passed

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - August 11, 2016

Maldives: Maldives approves defamation law criticized by U.N.

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest - August 10, 2016

Hope for Civil Rights at Risk in Maldivian Crisis

WEA-RLC/IIRF Research and Analysis Report - 2/2012

Intolerance grows in the Maldives

The rising tide of religious intolerance in the Maldives is threatening the country's young democracy ...

Maldives: Arrests, deports Indian teacher for owning Bible

Island nation cracks down on preaching unofficial Islam, non-Islamic faiths

Malediven: Paradies mit Fragezeichen

„Die Sonnenseite des Lebens“ („the sunny side of life“) ist ein beliebter Werbeslogan für die Malediven, der Touristen auf den Inselarchipel im indischen Ozean locken soll. Eine weit weniger bekannte ...

Maldives: reform in politics but not in religious liberty

On Saturday 29 November, Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced that it would block a Dhivehi and English language website which it claimed was promoting Christianity amongst Maldivians.

Maldives: Religious Liberty Absent from New Constitution

On Thursday 7 August, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ratified Maldives' new Constitution to much fanfare from the Western media which is applauding the government for its embrace of democratic reforms...