Opinion | Maldivians must protect their revived democracy
Transitional justice is essential for holding to account the people who exploited their power in the Abdullah Yameen regime and giving comfort to those whose rights were abused
In September, Maldivians won something very unusual when they went to the polls to vote—a second chance at democracy. For the past five years, Maldivian president Abdullah Yameen has ruled by hook and by crook, including unsuccessfully attempting to steal the election. Yet, the people of the Maldives were adamant and resolute in their fight for democracy.