New York

06 February 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Maldives

The Secretary-General is seriously concerned about the unfolding situation in the Maldives, in particular the declaration of a state of emergency and the entry of security forces into the Supreme Court premises.
The Secretary-General urges the Government of the Maldives to uphold the constitution and rule of law, lift the state of emergency as soon as possible, and take all measures to ensure the safety and security of the people in the country, including members of the judiciary.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 6 February 2018