The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice (OTJ) commenced public hearings of the infamous Thinadhoo forced depopulation that happened during the administration of late Ibrahim Nasir in 1962.
The hearings for the case were scheduled into two sessions with the first session aired live this morning. The second session is live from 14:30 to 18:00.
On 2nd February 1962 formerly known as Havaru Thinadhoo was invaded on the orders of the then Prime Minister Ibrahim Nasir to end the separatist movement of the United Suvadive Republic. Around 200 and 300 locals were taken back to Malé, where they were tortured and killed. Thousands were allegedly killed or disappeared in the incident.
The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice was established under the Transitional Justice Act (Act number: 28/2020) and provides a framework for redress and reparations for victims of the abuse of power, and outlines measures to avoid such abuses of authority in the future.
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