John Seyfert, an American arrested a week ago on charges of not possessing a passport or valid visa, will be deported from the Maldives. His case however does not appear to be simple matter of a visa violation.
“A quality in human nature will remain among Maldivians as well,” the president had said of corruption
“Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam, Leevan Ali Naseer and Adam Zareer are guilty of nothing more than covering events of significant public interest,” the CPJ said.
The horrific murder of three-year-old Mohamed Ibthihaal in January 2015 shocked the nation while reports that the authorities had been aware of abuse by his mother sparked public outrage.
The president plans to free “200 or 300 or even more” prisoners because he “loves you a lot,” the home minister told inmates at the Maafushi Jail.
The state-owned Maldives Ports Limited is under investigation by the anti-graft watchdog over the procurement of a small boat badly in need of repairs for MVR5 million (US$65,000). The MPL is also under fire for paying MVR2.9 million as legal fees to a ruling party lawmaker.
The State Electricity Company and Fenaka Corporation paid MVR20 million to Sharu Launch Services to buy dollars but cheques issued by the speedboat transfer company bounced.
Mohamed Abdul Rahman is alleged to have fought with a militant group in Pakistan’s Waziristan for some nine years
Zaidul Ameen, a Malé city councillor from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, is under arrest on a bribery charge. The criminal court reportedly remanded Ameen to police custody for 15 days shortly after his arrest on Friday afternoon.
The ACC has ruled out corruption in the Sadagat Foundation’s distribution of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia in its name, and an Islamic ministry letter requesting that the charity be given US$12,000 of a donation made by a foreign donor to the Maldivian government.
The police drug enforcement department launched a special operation using sniffer dogs in Malé and nearby islands last Thursday, searching hundreds of suspects for illicit narcotics.
A 22-year-old man stabbed Saturday night in the capital’s suburb Hulhumalé is in a stable condition at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé.
A 50-year-old woman from the island of Lhaimagu in Shaviyani atoll was hospitalised Saturday morning after a man threw chemicals on her face.
A kitchen knife was lodged in the door of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives lawmaker Riyaz Rasheed’s home in Malé Tuesday night.
The ACC has asked the chief prosecutor to press corruption charges and initiate legal proceedings against Abdulla Ziyath to seize a plot of land he bought from public funds embezzled from MMPRC
Ahmed Hassan, 55, was found death by prison guards at 4:40am at the low security prison, Asseyri Jail, on December 1
Ameen Faisal, who was charged with terrorism over the 2010 detention of President Abdulla Yameen, will be tried behind closed doors, the criminal court has ruled.