Maldives Police Service has stated that a Maldivian family repatriated from a war-zone area is currently in administrative custody.
The family repatriated today includes a 33-year-old Maldivian woman and four of her children.
Maldives Police Service detailed that the family are in administrative custody to carry out the requirements stipulated in the Anti-Terrorism Act, for people returning to Maldives from areas of conflict. This includes carrying out a risk assessment and identifying whether criminal charges need to be filed against anyone.
Moreover, DNA tests were also done to confirm the nationality and parentage of the two children with the family. Regulation on the birth registration of children born to Maldivians in war zones came into force this January.
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