Leahy Leads Bipartisan Group of 13 Senators In Introducing Resolution On Political Oppression By Government Of The Maldives

WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, November 3, 2015) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Tuesday led a bipartisan coalition of 13 senators in calling on the Government of the Maldives to release former President Mohamed Nasheed and all other political prisoners in the country.

The bipartisan bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Government of the Maldives should guarantee due process for all the people of the Maldives and respect their human rights.

Leahy is the senior most member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is the ranking member of its subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Operations. Leahy’s statement on the legislation is available here, and the bill can be found here.

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