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Posts From Shafaa Hameed

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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Gasim’s lawyers accuse police of lying in court

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim’s lawyers have accused police officers of lying under oath during a remand hearing last week. Police officers told the judge at Wednesday’s remand hearing that a

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Lawyer arrested for obstructing Yameen’s murder investigation

Ali Shah, a criminal defence attorney, has been arrested on charges of obstructing the investigation into the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed.

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Female candidates win majorities on four island councils

Female candidates won majorities on island councils for the first time in the Maldives’ third municipal elections on May 6.

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Man arrested for raising Islamic State flag

Superintendent Ahmed Shifan told Maldives Independent that the suspect was arrested earlier this week and the criminal court has since remanded him to police custody for seven days.

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Four more suspects arrested over Yameen’s murder

Four more suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed in the early hours on April 23. The police said in a statement

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Lawyers spar over Gasim’s bribery charge

Gasim was charged for declaring that the allied opposition parties would grant tickets for the 2019 parliamentary elections to MPs who vote to impeach Speaker Maseeh and offering to help with their re-election campaigns.

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Gayoom’s secretary-general pays MVR85k fine for contempt of court

Aleem was fined after a five-judge panel decided that he contravened a civil court ruling that stripped Gayoom of his powers as the elected leader of the Progressive Party of Maldives.

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Two arrested as Yameen’s family sue police for negligence

Two suspects have been arrested in the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed, the police said in a statement Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the victim’s family sued the police for negligence.

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Police reject letters from Yameen’s family

Yameen’s father Hussain Rasheed was told that each of the 811 letters must be submitted by the individual who signed it.

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Hundreds sign petition calling for credible investigation of Yameen’s murder

Hundreds of people have been signing a petition to be sent to parliament and the commissioner calling for a credible investigation into the murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed and the abduction of journalist Ahmed Rilwan.

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Faris escapes prosecution over statute of limitations

The Prosecutor General’s office declined to prosecute Faris Maumoon, son of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, over alleged failure to reimburse the state for expenses from the presidential palace.

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Yameen Rasheed’s parents ask for international investigators in murder probe

The police investigation will only be deemed credible if it includes investigators from reputable international organisations, Yameen’s parents said.

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Local council elections: MDP questions accuracy of voter registry

The MDP has refused to endorse the election commission’s voter registry for the upcoming local council elections, saying it is unable to verify the list because of missing identity card numbers.

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