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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:34 PM

Amnesty accuses Maldives government of beatings and torture

Source: BBC

Security forces in the Maldives have increased attacks against peaceful demonstrators since the resignation of its first democratically elected president, Amnesty International says.

It accuses police of beatings, arbitrary detentions and torture.

The government of the Maldives has so far not commented on the report.

Rights groups also condemned a recent court ruling in which a teenaged girl was sentenced to a public flogging after confessing to pre-marital sex.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19488221

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