The Maldives Police Service has issued a stark warning after officers were accused on social media of torturing and using inappropriate language toward a Maldivian and his family.
Ali Shafiu and his wife were convicted with terrorism and sentenced to 21 years in Afghanistan.
In response to the allegations, police issued a statement saying that on November 18, 2018, the authorities received information from Interpol about the arrest of Ali Shafiu, his wife, and their four children in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar region. Following that, a police squad was dispatched to Afghanistan in February 2019, according to the statement.
However, police have claimed that the allegations emerging on social media about the Maldivian family being mistreated or being spoken to indecently are completely false. The authority also assured the officers involved in the case had not breached any fundamental human rights.
Maldives Police concluded the statement with a strong warning, stating that spreading false information about law enforcement authorities and their officers on social media in order to incite hatred and endanger the officers’ lives will result in a thorough investigation and punishment to the full extent of the law.