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Posts From Ahmed Naish

Supreme court to decide legitimacy of parliament’s removal of state officials

The supreme court has declared itself the final authority to determine the validity of the parliament’s removal of the president, vice president, ministers, judges, the auditor general, prosecutor general and members of independent institutions.

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Missing landing craft found by Indian navy

The Maria-3 vessel was located 130 nautical miles north-west of the island of Isdhoo in Laamu atoll by an Indian navy aircraft

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President departs to attend Arab Islamic American Summit

Leaders from more than 50 Arab and Islamic states from around the world will meet with US President Donald Trump at the summit “to renew their collective commitment to confronting the threat of violent extremism and global terrorism,” according to the Saudi government.

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Judge lifts conditions imposed on Gasim

The move comes after the police apologised for falsely claiming in court that a case against the opposition lawmaker had not been sent for prosecution.

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Fitch assigns stable outlook rating for Maldives

The B+ rating reflects strong economic growth and high government revenue from the tourism sector weighed against high debt and low foreign currency reserves.

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Yameen lashes out at opposition after election loss

The ruling coalition should learn lessons from the loss in the May 6 local council elections, Yameen said, but contended that an “alternative narrative” could be told about the results.

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Yameen murder suspects caught on camera in custody

The two men were caught on security camera footage “entering and exiting the scene of the crime after brutally stabbing Mr Yameen Rasheed,” the police said in a statement Monday.

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Faris Maumoon barred from travelling overseas

Faris was stopped at the Velana International Airport’s immigration checkpoint Sunday morning after he checked in to fly to Bangalore, India to visit a sick relative.

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Human rights commissioner resigns

Shifaq Mufeed ‘Histo,’ the vice president of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives, resigned from his post on Thursday.

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Yameen’s family petitions UN for international investigation

The appeal for urgent action was submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and four Special Rapporteurs on the family’s behalf by pro bono international counsel Jared Genser.

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Gasim released with conditions

The conditions for his release include refraining from “holding meetings with people who sow discord and strife in society,” speaking in a manner that sows discord or incites unrest and allowing others to use his home or property to deliver such speeches.

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UN rights experts call for public inquiry into Yameen’s murder

The three Special Rapporteurs observed that the unsolved murder was “the latest in a series of attacks against journalists and human rights defenders expressing liberal views,” which occurred “against a backdrop of rising religious intolerance in the Maldives”.

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Opposition declares landslide victory

Provisional results show that the MDP swept the Malé, Addu and Fuvahmulah city councils and secured majorities in other populous islands across the country.

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Maldives votes in third local council election

After multiple delays and campaigning amidst a political crisis, voting is underway throughout the Maldives in the country’s third local council elections.

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Council election campaign concludes

The May 6 local council election is due to take place despite the refusal of opposition candidates to endorse the final voter list due to concerns over its accuracy.

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Yameen murder suspect in custody

The suspect was arrested from a residence near Yameen’s apartment building in Malé and was reportedly tailing the blogger on the night of his murder.

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Maldives slides on press freedom index

Based on developments during the past year, RSF said the government continues to “persecute the independent media” after a new law criminalised defamation and allowed the authorities to shut down media outlets.

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