Meanwhile, in the Maldives [HaveeruOnline – 100 lashes, house arrest for 15 year old mother]
“PG’s decision to charge the girl with adultery had sparked outrage from various institutions including the Gender and Human Rights Ministry. The case has also grabbed the attention of some of the international media.
Following the criticism, PG’s office had reviewed its decision to ensure if there are any reasons to dismiss the fornication charges against the underage girl. However, the PG’s office later found no grounds to drop the charges against the girl.”