HRC to monitor the investigation on MP Easa’s domestic violence case

Kendhikulhudhoo Constituency parliamentarian Ahmed Easa | Photo: FENAKA

Malé, Maldives —The Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Maldives has stated that they will be monitoring the investigation on the domestic violence case against Ahmed Easa, MP of Kendhikulhudhoo constituency and Chair of Social Affairs Committee.

Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has filed a request for the arrest warrant for MP Easa earlier today while Maldives Police Service (MPS) started to investigate the domestic violence case against MP Easa on the night of 18 May 2021.

According to his neighbours, the case against him was filed for attacking his wife Asra Naeem (Asoo) who is also the younger sister of Vice President of Maldives, Faisal Naseem.

While Maldivian Democratic Party’s parliamentarian Ahmed Easa has refused to comment on the matter, local media have reported that MPS had attended the scene during the night of the incident and his wife had received treatment at hospital for the injuries. 

Maldives Police Service had not revealed further details but ‘The Times of Addu’ has confirmed that the case was lodged last night and that Asra has given her statement against MDP MP Easa today. 

HRC stated that the commission strictly condemns torturing women and children and called on for those who are facing violence to immediately inform the respective authorities and to get protection at the earliest.