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