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Posts From Hassan Moosa

RaajjeTV journalist in Sri Lanka for injury treatment

Hussan Hussain boarded a plane to Sri Lanka on Sunday evening. Police tried to stop him from leaving but failed as he had already passed through the boarding gate.

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Parliament to vote on state of emergency

Parliament’s opening session for 2018, which was due to be held on February 5, was cancelled for security reasons. Later that night the president declared a state of emergency.

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Islamic Ministry sermon slammed for being ‘un-Islamic’

The Friday sermon, from the Islamic Ministry, was titled “The Leader is a Blessing” and quoted scripture that said it was forbidden for people to insult their leader or pray against him.

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Top Maldives court rejects Yameen impeachment case

The petition was filed last month, to much fanfare, by former presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as well as other opposition figures.

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Maldives State of Emergency: A timeline

President Abdulla Yameen claims the Supreme Court is at the centre of what his supporters have called a “judicial coup” to overthrow the government. He says there was no way to investigate the attempted coup without declaring a state of emergency.

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Election body set to obey Supreme Court ruling on lawmakers

The constituencies are those where lawmakers lost their seats after being expelled from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

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RaajjeTV shuts after Maldives military threatens action

The station discontinued its live broadcast at around 11 pm, citing a warning from the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) it would close down news outlets that were “threatening national security.”

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Maldives president reveals 50 percent pay rise and ‘coup epiphany’

His full salary is MVR 100,000 (US$6,464) a month and comes from the state.

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Maldives acting police chief fired

A police spokesman told media that President Adbulla Yameen has appointed Deputy Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz to replace Ahmed Saudhee.

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Villa resorts running out of booze

The alcohol importing license for all Villa holiday properties, except Royal Island Resort, was revoked last year. Villa had been importing alcohol to Royal and transferring the stock to its other resorts.

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Court orders freeze on fugitive’s bank accounts

The court ordered banks to freeze the personal accounts of Interpol-wanted Mohamed Allam Latheef, his father Abdul Latheef Aboobakur and accounts of 10 companies linked to them.

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Journalists questioned for reporting prisoner statements

Mihaaru and Avas both said that police officers went to their offices, asking about a statement from Ahmed Adeeb.

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Councillors suspended ahead of opposition rally

The suspension comes as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party prepares to hold a rally on the island. All five councillors are involved in setting it up.

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Supreme Court asked to remove president from power

Former president Mohamed Nasheed said that the four opposition leaders, including himself, have filed a case with the Supreme Court to remove Yameen over corruption and theft.

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President accused of planning 2015 May Day unrest

Adeeb, who is serving a jail sentence on multiple charges, released a statement on the thousandth day of Imran’s jailing.

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Villa Group under ‘dangerous shadow’ says Gasim

Four Villa resorts have been searched under the suspicion of illegally possessing alcohol released by customs to one of his other holiday properties. The firm has also been accused of owing millions to the state.

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Judges appointed to High Court and Criminal Court

The appointments come as courts struggle to hear cases due to a judge shortage.

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