Maldives chief justice found guilty

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed was found guilty of obstruction of state function and handed a prison sentence of four months and 24 days.

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Judge change in terror trial

Lawyers said it was against the criminal procedures law to hold hearings without stating the reason for a change in the presiding judge.

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Teary-eyed judge declares innocence in terror trial

The state accuses Justice Ali Hameed of accepting bribes to influence judges before issuing a shock Supreme Court ruling in an attempt to overthrow the lawfully elected government. He denies the charge.

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Verdict due in top judge’s obstruction trial

The chief justice faces a prison term of four months and 24 days if found guilty for obstruction of state functions.

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Top judge tried to arrange ‘luxury villa funding’

Two top judges and a judicial administrator are alleged to be part of a plot to overthrow the government, according to statements leaked online.

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Maamendhoo man arrested for sexual assault

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman from Maamendhoo island in Gaaf Alif atoll was arrested Friday night.

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Police threaten action over ‘dirty and low-level’ leak of secret statements

The secret testimonies leaked on Twitter Tuesday night include statements against former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Justice Ali Hameed and former police commissioner Ahmed Areef.

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Leaked testimonies speak of bent judges and bribery

Police have confirmed the testimonies are authentic and are investigating the leaks.

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Chief justice slams ‘baseless terrorism charge’

Abdulla Saeed is accused of unduly using his influence as chief justice to overthrow the government by putting national security and public safety at risk.

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Faris fears ‘no fair trial’

Faris was given two days to appoint a lawyer and is worried about his detention conditions and getting enough time with lawyers.

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Criminal and Civil Courts get new judges

The monthly salary for a lower court judge ranges from MVR46,000 (US$2,900) to MVR48,000.

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Adeeb let off the hook over MVR74 mn payment

The jailed former vice president had been asked to pay the sum over losses incurred in a hotel development deal.

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Obstruction charge trial to proceed against chief justice

The chief justice is also on trial for bribery, terrorism and obstruction of justice.

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Detained judge tells court he has paraplegia

The assistant prosecutor general said the arrest, recorded on video, did not show the judge being injured and claimed he was being held in the special protection unit of Maafushi prison with special treatment and family visits.

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Prosecutor General assures slain blogger’s family of open trial

Yameen Rasheed was killed a year ago and hearings are either being held in secret or cancelled altogether.

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‘Conflict of interest’ allegation over judge change in Ibthihaal case

Ibthihaal was found dead in 2015 and media reported that authorities had been aware of his repeated abuse by his mother, sparking public outrage.

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Gang member was ‘offered money to stab Raajje TV boss’

Raajje TV, an opposition aligned broadcaster, has borne the brunt of attacks against journalists during the last five years.

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