29 November 2018 :
A 65-year moratorium on the death penalty will be maintained by the new administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the foreign ministry announced on 27 November 2018.
It also announced that the Maldives would vote yes on a draft resolution before the UN General Assembly entitled “Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty.”
The six-decade moratorium on capital punishment was lifted by former president Abdulla Yameen in 2014. However, despite religious campaign rhetoric and offering various dates, his previous administration did not resume executions.