President Nasheed has met with the Head of Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth, Dr Purna Sen. The meeting was held this afternoon at the President’s Office.

At the meeting, discussions were focussed on status of human rights in the Maldives and government’s efforts to consolidate the principles of democracy and human rights in the country. The President also noted the important role of the Police and judicial authorities to promote and protect human rights.

Dr Sen congratulated President Nasheed for having won the first multi-party elections held in the Maldives. She also briefed the President on the training programme being conducted by the Commonwealth on human rights issues.