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Posts From Saya Ahmed

Woman dies in second H1N1 fatality as cases rise above 100

According to the Health Protection Agency, the number of confirmed H1N1 cases has reached 105 out of 335 suspected cases tested as of Tuesday.

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Human rights watchdog assures probe of hunger strike in Maafushi jail

HRCM Vice President Shifaq Mufeed told the press that the hunger strike was prompted by “tightened security measures” but an informed source alleged that electricity was cut off and some inmates were beaten.

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Victim blaming and misogyny in Maldives

The reaction on social media platforms to a gang rape in Hulhumalé earlier this month exposed misogynistic views and blaming-the-victim attitudes among Maldivians.

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Police searching for Hulhumalé gang rape suspects

The police are searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 27-year-old woman in the non-residential, industrial area of Hulhumalé, an urban centre under development near Malé.

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Policeman under investigation over online harassment of 16-year-old girl

A policeman is under investigation over the online sexual harassment of a popular 16-year-old female singer. The officer shared Bathool Ahmed’s photo on Facebook and compared the minor to a Lebanese-American porn star.

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PPM backs barring soldiers from voting

Majority Leader Ahmed Nihan contended that the changes are necessary to ensure public confidence in the military, insisting that the party is working “genuinely with honest intentions” for the good of the military.

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Gender ministry official on trial for negligence dismissed unfairly, court rules

Ahmed Shuzad, the employee found to have been dismissed unfairly, is among four gender ministry staff presently on trial along with a policeman over negligence in the child’s murder.

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