Second secret trial held for detained judges

The judges have yet to respond to the charge, but their arrests have been condemned as politically motivated.

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Yameen’s family turned away by police and Prosecutor General

Yameen’s family, as well as activists, were unsuccessful in their attempts to meet officials and were told to come back a week later.

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President warns police against corruption and collusion

President Abdulla Yameen fired two police chiefs in as many days over plans to enforce a Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of political detainees.

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Jumayyil charged with porn possession

Jumayyil is the son of veteran actor Ahmed Nimal and made his film debut with Aniyaa, which was produced by his father.

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State unable to identify target location of alleged planned suicide attack

Ishag Ali and Hussein Afeef, believed to be linked with the Islamic State group operating out of Syria and Iraq, were charged in November for planning and attempting to take part in a suicide attack.

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HRCM to probe forced head shaving allegations

Lawyers learned of the forced head shaving when the eight former Special Ops officers were summoned for a remand hearing.

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Supreme Court judge sex tape case reopened

The tapes caused a scandal as sex outside marriage is a criminal offence in the Maldives.

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Gayoom and son deny fresh coup accusations

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom started planning to overthrow the government in 2015, police spokesman Ahmed Shifan told the media in a surprise press conference.

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Secret trial for top judges

Thursday’s hearing in the trial of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Supreme Court Ali Hameed has been closed to the media and public.

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Police arrest husband of woman found hanged

Initially reported as a suicide on March 5, the death was investigated after family members raised questions.

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Anti-graft body seeks prosecution of ex-WAMCO boss

Ibrahim Fuad was dismissed from his position of managing director at the state-owned Waste Management Corporation last May. No reason was given at the time.

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Gayoom pleads for house arrest

The former president said he had written to the court and asked it to reconsider his detention as he was elderly and had health problems.

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Court hears witness evidence in Rilwan abduction trial

Prosecutors allege that journalist Ahmed Rilwan was abducted and that a red car owned by one of the suspects was used in the act.

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Rilwan hearing cancelled after state fails to produce witnesses

Two suspects are charged in connection with the abduction three years ago. Both were present in court Sunday.

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Charges raised against detained Special Ops police

The eight Specials Ops officers were initially accused of planning to violently confront on-duty police officers when the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners on February 1.

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Fonadhoo machete attackers remanded for trial

Three suspects arrested in connection with an assault on the Fonadhoo island in Laamu atoll have been remanded for trial.

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Six arrested in alcohol bust

Four Maldivians and two foreign nationals were arrested Tuesday night while trying to store more than 400 liquor bottles and 80 cans of beer in a house in Malé.

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