Alleged Maldivian jihadis cleared of intent to join terror group

The first three Maldivian men to be charged with travelling abroad with the intent of joining a terror group have been acquitted of the terrorism charges.

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Two Maldivians caught en route to Syria

Two Maldivians en route to join the fighting in Syria have been arrested in Turkey and brought back to the country, according to the police.

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‘MoniCon’ orders implemented against five

The court granted the first MoniCon orders in March 2016, under former home minister Umar Naseer’s administration.

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Anti-graft watchdog seeks charges against Fenaka official

The Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking charges against the procurement department director of Fenaka Corporation for allegedly providing undue benefit to private parties in purchasing diesel for the company.

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High Court hears appeal from Muleeage bomb convict

The High Court on Wednesday began hearing an appeal from a man found guilty of planting a bomb near the official presidential residence in November 2015. After a secret trial,

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Probes begin into Abdulla Rasheed custodial death

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives and the National Integrity Commission are probing the custodial death on October 10 of Abdulla Rasheed, who was serving a five-year sentence on assault charges.

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Raajje TV negligence lawsuit thrown out

The RaajjeTV lawsuit was filed citing police incompetence in protecting the broadcaster’s assets, despite information being given to law enforcement authorities about the possibility of an attack.

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Ex-defence minister gets extra time for terror trial closing argument

Ameen Faisal is charged with abduction under the now-defunct 1990 Anti-Terrorism Act and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

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Police downplay scale of ‘party drug’ abuse

Police say cases involving party drugs are not commonly reported

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Anas murder suspects given 10 days to appoint lawyers

Mohamed Anas, a speedboat captain from the northern island of Meedhoo in Raa atoll, was stabbed 37 times in July by a group of masked men inside the Litus Service Centre in the Galolhu ward of the capital.

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Customs confiscate ‘largest’ amount of party drugs

Heroin and hashish oil are the most commonly used drugs in the Maldives, but LSD, ecstasy and other synthetic drugs have been found in recent years.

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State witnesses testify in favour of trafficking suspects

State witnesses testify in favour of human trafficking suspects said to have brought large numbers of migrants to the country by submitting fraudulent documents to the immigration department.

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Maldivian students released on bail after stabbing in Sri Lanka

“This quarrel has been going on for some time but the involvement of the scissor made it more serious than a playground fight between school kids,” said the Maldivian ambassador to Sri Lanka.

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Six suspects charged over Anas murder

Charges were raised Thursday against Usman Shareef, Ahmed Zayan, Junaih Abdulla, Hassan Mahfooz, and Simah Moosa. Earlier in the week, the PG office also filed charges against a 17-year-old at the juvenile court.

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Maldivian charged over migrant worker death

The prosecutor general’s office has charged a Maldivian man over the death of a Bangladeshi migrant worker in Kaafu atoll Himmafushi island.

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MDP calls for probe into custodial deaths

The Maldives’ main opposition party has called for an immediate international investigation into custodial deaths after an inmate died while being treated at hospital. Abdulla Rasheed, who was serving a

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Police ask High Court for nine MoniCon orders

Police have asked the High Court for monitoring and control orders for nine people seen as a “danger to society or suspected to attempt an act that is not in

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