President ratifies First Amendment to the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Bill
23 August 2016, Ref: 2016-334

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has ratified the first amendment to the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Act (Act No. 1/2013). The amendment bill was passed by the parliament on Wednesday, 17th August 2016, at the seventeenth sitting of the second session of the People’s Majlis.

On ratification, the Act has now been published on the Government Gazette.

The amendment requires, except for listed areas by the Ministry of Home Affairs, prior written approval by Maldives Police Service for gatherings around Malé. The Ministry of Home Affairs is to publish the listed areas in the Gazette within 30 days of publication of the Act.

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