President Mohamed Nasheed has today appointed Mr Ahmed Abdul Kareem and Dr Ali Shameem as members of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives.

Earlier, Mr Kareem and Dr Shameem were sworn in by Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Areef at a function held at the President’s Office today.

Addressing the Commission members after the appointment, President Nasheed reiterated that past human rights abuses must be investigated for the socio-political harmony of the country.

On 17 August, President Nasheed had appointed three members to HRCM approved by the People’s Majlis out of eight names proposed by the President.

Human Rights Commission Act states that the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives shall consist of five members.

On 18 August, the President proposed for a second time, six names to the People’s Majlis for their consideration.