The Maldives police have released photos of two men they suspect to be involved in the brutal murder of outspoken blogger Yameen Rasheed, but did not name them.
The police investigation will only be deemed credible if it includes investigators from reputable international organisations, Yameen’s parents said.
The family of Raudha Athif, 20, alleges that she was murdered by a fellow student at the Rajshahi medical college. But Chief Superintendent Mohamed Riyaz told the press after returning from Bangladesh that there were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding her death.
A senior policy executive at the ministry was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of plotting to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman.
If the guilty verdicts are upheld by both the high court and supreme court, Abdulla Nazeef and Mohamed Shifau will join three convicts presently on death row.
The clemency board granted a conditional release for a woman jailed for hitting a police officer with an empty plastic coke bottle during the 2015 May Day anti-government protest.
According to Ali Zahir, spokesman of the opposition Adhaalath Party, Mohamed Haneef was accused of “spreading false rumours on social media to discredit the government and cause loss of confidence of investors.”
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Bangladeshi construction worker on the island of Fonadhoo in Laamu atoll.
Two Maldivian men were found guilty of smuggling 24kg of heroin into the Maldives in March 2014 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Delivering a verdict on Tuesday, Judge Ahmed Shakeel said the prosecution’s evidence was insufficient
HRCM Vice President Shifaq Mufeed told the press that the hunger strike was prompted by “tightened security measures” but an informed source alleged that electricity was cut off and some inmates were beaten.
Ahmed Ashraf’s trial resumed on Wednesday after more than one year. The first hearing was held in February 2016. The charge of issuing threats carries a jail sentence of one year, but the teenage social media celebrity has spent a longer period in detention.
The police are searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 27-year-old woman in the non-residential, industrial area of Hulhumalé, an urban centre under development near Malé.
A policeman is under investigation over the online sexual harassment of a popular 16-year-old female singer. The officer shared Bathool Ahmed’s photo on Facebook and compared the minor to a Lebanese-American porn star.
Following the guilty verdicts and US$1,800 fines handed to Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam and Leevan Ali Nasir last month, Adam Zareer becomes only the third journalist to be convicted in the Maldives in more than a decade.
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.
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”.