Family of Yameen murder suspect alleges coercion

The police investigating team met with Ismail Rasheed’s parents on multiple occasions and offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying as a state witness, the family alleged.

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Police reveal Yameen Rasheed’s murder suspects

Of the seven suspects in custody, Ismail Rasheed, 25, Ismail Haisham Rasheed, 21, and Ahmed Zihan Ismail, 22, have been identified as the prime suspects who committed the murder, the police said.

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Bangladeshi suspect confesses to murder

Sumon Mia, the Bangladeshi suspect who has confessed to the murder, was working under the victim at the Ihavandhoo ice plant, the police said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

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Man found murdered in Ihavandhoo ice plant

Local media has identified the victim as Ismail Umar from the island of Hinnavaru, a mechanic at the ice plant. According to community news site Ihavandhoo Online, the police were called in to help open the plant around 4:15 pm and found the body inside the restroom.

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MP Saud summoned over alleged plot to assassinate judge

MP Saud Hussain was questioned by the police Thursday night over an alleged plot to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman.

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Police appeal against scaremongering on social media

The police have appealed against scaremongering on social media after widely shared posts about several mugging incidents in Malé by a group of knife-wielding men.

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Police ignore pleas from Yameen’s family for update on murder probe

“The past 37 days have been full of sorrow and heartache,” the family of the murdered liberal blogger said today, expressing concern with the police’s refusal to answer phone calls and text messages.

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Zaid transferred to house arrest in mid-trial

Zaidul Ameen is accused of attempting to sell a secretly recorded conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed Mohamed.

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Detention extended for ‘bomb plot’ suspects

Local media reported last month that the police had averted a bomb attack in the capital by arresting four people during midnight in Malé on April 24.

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Police seize drugs worth US$150k

The police seized drugs worth MVR2.3 million (US$149,000) and arrested six suspects during operations conducted during the weekend.

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Man fined US$13 for assaulting MP Mariya

The judge opted for the MVR200 fine in lieu of banishment, house arrest or imprisonment for up to six months.

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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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Ex-official accused of plotting to assassinate judge released to house arrest

Ibrahim Haneef was arrested on April 4 on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman. The criminal extended his remand detention four times before transferring him to house arrest on Tuesday.

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Yameen murder suspects caught on camera in custody

The two men were caught on security camera footage “entering and exiting the scene of the crime after brutally stabbing Mr Yameen Rasheed,” the police said in a statement Monday.

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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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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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