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Two police officers sacked over nude video and photos

A police staff serjeant, who was in charge of the Laamu Gan police station, was fired on Thursday. According to local media, the officer sent a nude video of himself during a video chat with a school girl, an offence that carries a jail term of between seven to ten years.

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Top lawyers resign amid ‘discontent’ in chief prosecutor’s office

Following the resignation of two top prosecutors, sources from the Prosecutor General’s office have alleged that Bisham’s “abrasive” demeanour and short temper have contributed to growing discontent among her staff.

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Ex-minister pleads not guilty over Yameen’s ‘protective custody’

In a statement he gave to the police last September, President Yameen said he was taken by the military to the presidential retreat island Aarah against his will in July 2010 and expressed his desire to seek charges over the “unlawful arrest”.

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Jailed lawmaker leaves for medical treatment in India

Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof has issued several press statements from jail during the past month, expressing concern over the treatment of inmates at the Maafushi jail and criticising the judiciary, Yameen’s state of the nation address, and the change of burials from the capital to Hulhumalé.

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Lawmakers hail long-awaited evidence bill

Lawmakers have hailed a proposed new evidence law as key to addressing longstanding challenges faced by the judiciary and strengthening the criminal justice system.

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High profile murder suspect to remain under house arrest, not jail, rules court

The high court said new rules on remand do not allow it to review the criminal court’s decisions on remand.

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Top opposition figure’s passport seized

Shidhatha Shareef’s passport was confiscated upon her arrival in Malé on Thursday. The police and immigration refused to comment.

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Maldives clerics roll out wide-ranging religious agenda

Policies were set on a myriad of issues including Jihad, tourism, trade, education, media and atheism

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Detained US citizen to be deported from Maldives

John Seyfert, an American arrested a week ago on charges of not possessing a passport or valid visa, will be deported from the Maldives. His case however does not appear to be simple matter of a visa violation.

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Yameen to free hundreds of inmates locked up for petty crimes

The president plans to free “200 or 300 or even more” prisoners because he “loves you a lot,” the home minister told inmates at the Maafushi Jail.

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Police seek to charge Nasheed for Yameen’s 2010 arrest

A spokesman said the police have sent files on the investigation to the prosecutor general’s office, but declined to comment on the charges against the opposition leader.

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Couple found mysteriously dead buried in same grave

Qasim and his wife Razeena’s bodies were found dead in their bed on Sunday. The cause of their death remains a mystery.

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The great irony: a review of ex President Waheed’s biography

Does Waheed’s biography live up to the promise of truth and accountability its title, Justice, offers?

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Inmate dies of heart attack in fourth custodial death this year

Ahmed Hassan, 55, was found death by prison guards at 4:40am at the low security prison, Asseyri Jail, on December 1

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SOF leaks whistleblower given eight months in jail

Gasim Abdul Kareem’s counsel have called for his immediate release, noting that he has already spent a period longer than his eight month prison sentence in state custody.

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Ex-PPM headquarters vandalised days after anti-Gayoom graffiti found on walls

Used motor oil was thrown on the gates to the PPM headquarters at Thema, days after the building was ransacked and insulting graffiti was found on its inner walls.

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Man sentenced to death over murder of student

Mohamed Visam was found guilty of stabbing 16-year-old Mohamed Arham with a knife in May 2012. The verdict was based on eyewitness testimony

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