Court concludes trial of alleged jihadis

Citing audio analysis of conversations, the state prosecutor told the court that one of the defendants told a witness he was in the “sacred land of Shām to seek Jannat-ul Firdaus”.

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Witnesses testify against Raajje TV arson suspect

The trial of the only suspect charged over the torching of the opposition-aligned Raajje TV in October 2013 resumed Monday afternoon with three policemen testifying for the prosecution.

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Nadheem’s murder suspect served time for violating monicon order

A suspect arrested Thursday night in connection with a fatal stabbing in the capital was released in April after serving a one-year prison term for violating a ‘monitoring and control’ order.

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Maldives blogger killed for ‘mocking Islam’, say police

A Maldives blogger who was murdered in April was killed by men who believed he was “mocking” Islam, the police have said. The suspects believed Yameen Rasheed, 29 years, was

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Court remands Anas murder suspects

Mohamed Anas’ family urges police to name the twelve suspects remanded over his brutal murder.

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Stabbed policeman undergoes surgery

A police officer who was stabbed during an operation to stop drug smuggling into the Maafushi prison underwent surgery on Sunday at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé.

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Young man dies in second fatal stabbing

Ahmed Anas, from the island of Meedhoo in Raa atoll, was reportedly stabbed by a group of masked men around 9 pm near the Litus Service Centre in the Galolhu ward of the capital.

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Anti-corruption watchdog seeks charges against ex-STELCO chief

The Anti-Corruption Commission sought charges against Abdul Shukoor, STELCO’s former managing director, and Mohamed Saleem, head of the finance department, over an MVR3 million (US$194,550) advance payment made to a private company that was not licensed for currency exchange

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Stabbing victim dies

Nadheem Abdul Rahman was stabbed in the head Thursday evening by a group of masked men while he was inside the Terminal Café in the Galolhu ward of the capital.

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Three stabbed in Malé amid spike in violent crime

A young man was stabbed in the back near the Supreme Court around 1:45 pm and two others were stabbed near the AMDC clinic about half an hour later.

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Police seek charges against Yameen Rasheed murder suspects

The police have wrapped up a three-month-long investigation into the murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed and forwarded cases for prosecution last Thursday.

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Adeeb’s lawyers placed under investigation

The police have confiscated the phones of former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s lawyers and placed them under investigation for refusing to disclose the source of information of an alleged plot to assassinate the 35-year-old in custody.

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Yameen’s father accuses police of destroying forensic evidence

Briefing the press Thursday about the family’s lawsuit against the police over the failure to investigate death threats sent to his son, Hussain Rasheed said his information came from “a very reliable source”.

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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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