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Posts From Zaheena Rasheed

Yameen Rasheed: The Rilwan Story

“I remember the exact moment when I first saw Ahmed Rilwan,” Yameen Rasheed wrote. “It was late 2009, and I had just arrived in the Maldives.”

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Yameen Rasheed: Selected works

April 23 2018 will mark a year since blogger and satirist Yameen Rasheed was murdered. The Maldives Independent is re-publishing some of his work to commemorate what he stood for.

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Yameen Rasheed: Selected works

April 23 2018 will mark a year since blogger and satirist Yameen Rasheed was murdered. The Maldives Independent is re-publishing some of his work to commemorate what he stood for.

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Yameen Rasheed: Timeline of a murder

There have been six preliminary hearings in the Yameen Rasheed murder trial. All six have been held behind closed doors.

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Yameen Rasheed: Selected works

April 23 2018 will mark a year since blogger and satirist Yameen Rasheed was murdered. The Maldives Independent is re-publishing some of his work to commemorate what he stood for.

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Tourist numbers jump 18.5 percent in March

According to statistics, 133,466 tourists visited the Maldives during March 2018.

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Tourist arrival figures ‘untrustworthy’

Germany’s ambassador to the Maldives said the economy was suffering because of the volatile political situation and ordinary people were bearing the brunt.

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Tourists should protest in the Maldives, says Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed said holidaymakers should call for the protection of human rights, the resignation of President Abdulla Yameen and the release of political prisoners.

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China, debt and the Maldives

The IMF and World Bank say major building projects have the capacity to transform the Maldivian economy, but are concerned about the high debt being fuelled by the infrastructure scale-up.

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China projects worth more than 40% of Maldives GDP

Gateway House says Chinese investments and aid to the Maldives have surged since 2012, supporting multiple housing projects, a power plant, a bridge, water and sewage treatment plants, hotels and airlines.

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China a ‘long-lost cousin’ of the Maldives

The Maldives’ ambassador to China said the country’s foreign policy was based on working with everyone and that all of its neighbours were “brothers and sisters.”

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‘No change’ in India’s visa policy for Maldives

Relations between the two countries have waned over the Maldives’ closeness with China and the state of emergency, which India has condemned.

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An unjustly jailed dictator

The incarceration of the former president and strongman, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has provoked mixed emotions among Maldivians.

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Maldives urged to stop torture of detainees

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives has been informed of several instances of acts amounting to torture, it was claimed, but has failed to make significant and preventive interventions.

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End witch hunt of opposition, says Nasheed

Dozens of people have been arrested since a state of emergency was declared last month, including former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and two Supreme Court judges, with authorities alleging there was a plot to overthrow the government.

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Maldives tells India to stay away from crisis

Ministers briefed foreign media to reassure them about the situation and stress the normality of life outside Malé, which has borne the brunt of the turmoil since last month’s shock Supreme Court ruling and state of emergency declaration.

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February tax receipts jump by almost 20 percent

The revenue statistics for last month records a total revenue of MVR1.3 billion (US$82.96 million).

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