Maldives 2003

Maldives Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Maldives. Violent rioting broke out in the capital Male in September following the news that two prisoners were killed in a riot on a prison island. According to, Maldives Independence Day is July 26. The prisoner revolt was said to have taken place in protest of the harsh treatment at the prison, including torture. During the unrest in Male, protesters set fire to several buildings, including government…

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