First stabbing of 2018 happens under state care

So far 12 cases of assault have been reported in 2018, according to the Maldives Police Service.

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Maldives ready to carry out executions: minister

The government initially decided to implement the death penalty through lethal injection, but is now ready to carry out executions by hanging.

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Six murders in 2017 despite overall drop in crime

Six people were brutally killed in the Maldives in 2017 despite a low rate of crime compared to the previous year, police statistics have shown.

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Court orders return of seized alcohol

The criminal court yesterday ordered the return of large amounts of alcohol seized from a tourist liveaboard by the police in a raid last week.

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Five charged over Hulhumalé drug deaths

Ahmed Haameen and Fathmath Sama died at Hulhumalé beach after renting a guesthouse room for a birthday party on September 28.

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Maldivian man killed in Syria fighting

Local media said the man from Naavaidhu island, who took the name Abu Saad Al-Maldifi, travelled to Syria early this year.

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Prisons authority refuses to transfer ex VP Adeeb to house arrest

The former vice president is serving a 33-year jail sentence on multiple counts of corruption and terrorism.

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Anas murder suspects plead not guilty

Five out of seven suspects standing trial for the murder of Mohamed Anas last July pleaded not guilty at the criminal court on Monday.

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Charges raised against murder suspects

Murder charges have been raised over the fatal stabbing of two young men in late September, the Prosecutor General’s office informed media. 

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Basic questions about Rilwan unanswered by state, court hears

Three suspects have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of Ahmed Rilwan, who went missing three years ago.

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Ex-policeman denies plotting to assassinate president

A former police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge raised over alleged calls to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.

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Getting away with murder in the Maldives

Murder is not included on the police website’s crime statistics page, which has data going back to 2008.

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High Court upholds 10-year prison term for ex-defence minister

The judge’s three-week detention at a military training base sparked anti-government protests, culminating in then-president Mohamed Nasheed’s resignation in the wake of a violent mutiny by police and army elements in 2012.

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Two Maldivians arrested for bomb-making

The arrests relate to the pair making an improvised explosive device, news outlet Mihaaru said, and police found bomb making equipment at the home of one of the men.

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Rise in child abuse reports

The ministry said 122 out of 272 reported cases were regarding different forms of child abuse – 45 percent of the total reported cases in October.

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IS terror suspects were planning suicide attack in Malé

Ishag Ali and Hussein Afeef were named by prosecutors and are alleged by police to have connections to the Islamic State group operating out of Syria and Iraq.

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Ex-tourism boss in not guilty plea to 30 corruption charges

Abdulla Ziyath, who managed the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation, is accused of misappropriating US$44 million (MVR721 million) by leasing islands and lagoons owned by the state.

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