Murder suspect released from custody due to absence of Juvenile Prison

Teen murder suspects | Photo: Gaafu

Malé, Maldives – An 18 year old charged with intentionally committing murder has been released from custody due to the absence of a juvenile detention facility in the Maldives.

The 18 year old, initially charged while he was still a minor for the gang murder of a 17 year old teen in GA. Maamendhoo at the Juvenile Court of Maldives. The teenager of accused of intentionally murdering a person and using a dangerous weapon.

The Juvenile Court ordered the teenager to be transferred to house arrest after the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives ordered the removal of all juveniles from the Asseyri Prison where they are currently detained to a safer location.

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives stated that the juvenile detention facility at the Asseyri Prison violates the rights and protections afforded to prisoners under the Maldivian legislature and international treaties.

HRCM gave the Maldives Correctional Service to create a juvenile detention facility within one month of the notice which the corrections service is unable to establish. Thereby, the Juvenile Court of Maldives has released the adult murder suspect to house arrest.