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Protesters Treated Inhumanely : Progressive Coalition

Protesters in support of the former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom who had been arrested had had their "human rights violated", the Progressive Congress Coalition has claimed.
The protesters were arrested after they had congregated by the Criminal Court, during the former president's hearing on Thursday, and called for his release.
Some of the protesters had been arrested by the Maldives Police Service.
In response, the opposition Coalition released a press statement condemning the arrests, and claiming that the protesters had had their human rights violated.
The Coalition claimed that three women from among the protesters who had been arrested had been treated "viciously". They were detained at a location "unfit for human lodging", and they were denied any food or drink for many hours, the statement read.
An elderly person was among those arrested, and they had also been treated with the same degree of "viciousness", the statement claimed.
The Police are supposed to be in service of the people, read the statement, and the Coalition claimed that they lamented the strain that was forming between the people and the Maldives Police Service due to the politically-motivated commands of certain police officials.