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Police seek charges against Yameen Rasheed murder suspects

The police have wrapped up a three-month-long investigation into the murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed and forwarded cases for prosecution last Thursday.

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Faris pleads not guilty to identity fraud

MP Faris Maumoon pleaded not guilty on Monday to an identity fraud charge raised over the alleged unauthorised use of the flag and logo of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives.

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Government behind Nasheed’s verdict, Adeeb tells Supreme Court

Adeeb alleged that Nasheed was prosecuted because he was leading a political campaign to free former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim.

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Opposition MP charged with terrorism

The retired brigadier general was previously put on trial along with former President Mohamed Nasheed over the military’s detention of the criminal court’s chief judge but the Prosecutor General had withdrawn the case in July 2015.

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Family of Yameen murder suspect alleges coercion

The police investigating team met with Ismail Rasheed’s parents on multiple occasions and offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying as a state witness, the family alleged.

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Police reveal Yameen Rasheed’s murder suspects

Of the seven suspects in custody, Ismail Rasheed, 25, Ismail Haisham Rasheed, 21, and Ahmed Zihan Ismail, 22, have been identified as the prime suspects who committed the murder, the police said.

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Bangladeshi suspect confesses to murder

Sumon Mia, the Bangladeshi suspect who has confessed to the murder, was working under the victim at the Ihavandhoo ice plant, the police said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

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Police question Vnews editor over ‘misleading’ headline

The police contended that the headline, ‘Adam Azim arrested on charges of trying to topple the government,’ misrepresented the content of the arrest warrant. The senior opposition figure was accused of speaking in a manner that encouraged the illegal overthrow of the government.

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Police appeal against scaremongering on social media

The police have appealed against scaremongering on social media after widely shared posts about several mugging incidents in Malé by a group of knife-wielding men.

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RSF backs crowdfunding by family of murdered blogger

Yameen Rasheed’s family launched the fundraising drive last month with the goal of raising £40,000 to help finance advocacy efforts.

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Two in critical condition after accident at sea

A speedboat from the Summer Island Resort collided with a docked fishing vessel around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night, injuring 14 staff members from the resort in North Malé atoll.

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Free ferry arranged to surf island near Malé

A daily ferry service free of charge from Malé to a nearby island has been arranged for surfers who lost access to the capital’s main surf point with the construction of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge last year.

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Sheikh Imran and Nazim transferred to house arrest

The high-profile prisoners were transferred for the duration of the fasting month of Ramadan, which began Saturday.

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Maldives greets Ramadan

After traditional pre-fasting preparations and communal feasts, Maldivians joined Muslims around the world on Saturday to begin the holy month of Ramadan.

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Police block march for murdered blogger

About 150 people gathered at the artificial beach in Malé when a police officer warned that the march will be stopped if they move to the street.

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President’s office denies filing defamation complaints

Despite the denial, the Maldives Media Council has asked six Raajje TV journalists and VFP’s editor to respond to several complaints filed by the president’s office about articles deemed defamatory towards First Lady Fathmath Ibrahim.

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Lawyer arrested for obstruction of Yameen murder investigation released

A criminal defence lawyer arrested on charges of obstructing the investigation into the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed has been released.

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