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Posts From Mohamed Saif Fathih

Man who died in police custody buried without postmortem

A 55-year-old man who died in police custody Tuesday morning has been buried this afternoon after the family decided not to conduct a postmortem overseas.

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55-year-old man dies in police custody

A 55-year-old man detained at a police remand facility died Tuesday morning while en route to a hospital in the capital Malé.

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Vice president returns after official visit to UAE

Vice President Abdulla Jihad returned to the Maldives this morning after an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

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Complaint filed over state broadcaster’s live telecast of PPM rally

The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party has submitted a complaint to the anti-corruption watchdog over the state broadcaster’s live telecast of a ruling party campaign rally.

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Government offers land for sale in Hulhumalé

The properties for sale in Hulhumalé include 38 beachfront plots and 38 beachside plots, each between 1,000 to 1,800 square feet. Bidding will start at MVR3,000 (US$195) per square feet.

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High court hears challenge to work ban on ex Haveeru staff

The civil court ruling, which prohibits all former Haveeru employees from working at any other news outlet for two years, is unconstitutional and will amount to forced labour, attorneys said

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Gayoom’s daughter in Twitter campaign to save Malé’s heritage

Since her first tweet on August 15, Yumna, niece to President Yameen, has criticised her uncle’s plans to relocate an 18th century coral stone mosque to a southern atoll and alleged that a 17th century minaret may be relocated for road expansion.

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Jailed MP Mahloof petitions UN rights panel

Mahloof’s petition is the fourth from a high-profile Maldivian politician to come before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention since early 2015. In September, the specialised UN agency ruled that former President Mohamed Nasheed’s conviction on a terrorism charge was politically motivated.

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How can a sitting president be legally removed in the Maldives?

With Malé rife with rumours of the president’s ouster, we take a look at the constitutional avenues and key players involved in removing a sitting president

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Maldives to tax migrant workers

The parliament approved Wednesday a new bill imposing a tax of three percent on remittances sent abroad by the Maldives’ expatriate labour force.

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Yameen in Singapore on unannounced visit

President Abdulla Yameen left the Maldives for Singapore on an unannounced visit on Tuesday, just a day after his deputy left the country on an official visit to Malaysia.

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Three more opposition figures granted asylum in the UK

Three key opposition figures, who fled the Maldives for fear of persecution, have been granted political refugee status by the British government.

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MDP to partner with MUO to field candidates for local council elections

The MDP will field candidates for the upcoming local council elections in partnership with the new opposition coalition, the Maldives United Opposition. It also says it will boycott constituencies where electronic voting is to be introduced.

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At least six soldiers detained at the barracks

The six detained include two brothers, Mohamed Fawwaz and Abdul Fa’thah of southern Addu City, according to two informed sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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New bill to give police authority over protests in Malé

A ruling party lawmaker introduced today a bill requiring written permission from the police force for street protests in the Maldives’ congested capital, Malé.

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Two more May Day detainees sentenced

Ibrahim Ibadh was found guilty of grabbing Sergeant Abdul Rahman Hussain’s baton and hitting him with it and Ibrahim Rasheed was found guilty of beating the officer with a cone and a helmet.

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Minority leader questioned over Nasheed’s house arrest

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the parliamentary group leader of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, was questioned about a disputed document provided to former President Nasheed by the Maldives Correctional Services confirming his transfer to house arrest for the remainder of his 13-year jail sentence.

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