FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, accompanied by his wife Fathimath Ibrahim, arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the Maldives government's purported plan to carry out its first execution in 60 years.President Gayoom said earlier this week that the country will execute the first of the three convicts next month.
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, accompanied by his wife Fathimath Ibrahim, arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the Maldives government's purported plan to carry out its first execution in 60 years.President Gayoom said earlier this week that the country will execute the first of the three convicts next month. Eranga Jayawardena, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, accompanied by his wife Fathimath Ibrahim, arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the Maldives government's purported plan to carry out its first execution in 60 years.President Gayoom said earlier this week that the country will execute the first of the three convicts next month. Eranga Jayawardena, File AP Photo

Rights groups alarmed over planned executions in Maldives

August 10, 2017 10:48 AM