May Day protest detainee dies in custody

Sources told the Maldives Independent that Abdulla Rasheed, who was serving a five-year sentence on assault charges, had been ill with severe diarrhoea and vomiting for the past three days.

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Yameen murder trial hearings will be open, says PG office

Public hearings will be held in Yameen Rasheed’s murder trial, the Prosecutor General’s office has told the Maldives Independent, amid mounting criticism of the closed-door sessions. Following a statement from

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Chief prosecutor’s car torched

Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham’s car was set on fire around 3 am early Monday morning while it was parked at a public parking zone.

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Two minors in custody after Addu stabbing

Police were alerted to the incident Sunday night which involved two 17-year-olds. One was stabbed with a sharp object, but both received injuries.

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Court challenged over Faris identity fraud trial

The legal team of MP Faris Maumoon have questioned the court’s authority to proceed with his identity fraud trial. Faris, the son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was charged

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Slapped with third fine, Raajje TV accuses regulator

Raajje TV was Sunday slapped with an MVR500,000 ($32,467) fine for airing comments the broadcasting regulator claimed posed a threat to national security. The seven-member Maldives Broadcasting Commission has previously

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‘Party drug’ death suspects released

Suspects arrested in connection with the sudden and unexplained deaths of two young people in Hulhumale have been released. Ahmed Haameen, a 22-year-old from the island of Thimarafushi in Thaa

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Probe into migrant workers arrested for brewing alcohol

Police are investigating two migrant workers who were arrested for brewing alcohol in Male’. One Bangladeshi and one Indian worker were arrested late Thursday in an operation carried out by

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Yameen Rasheed’s family lament closed hearings

The family of murdered blogger Yameen Rasheed has expressed concern over the closed hearings of the seven defendants charged with his death.

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Bangladesh ambassador urges ‘proper investigation’ into expat death

A 40-year-old Bangladeshi man has been found dead with severe head wounds at a Hulhumalé construction site, prompting concern and regret from the country’s ambassador.

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Maldives death penalty delays will be resolved by October 8

Delays in carrying out the death penalty due will be resolved by October 8, the home minister has said, despite international condemnation about the country resuming executions. The Maldives in

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Religious scholar sex assault trial starts

The preliminary hearing involving Sheikh Mohamed Shafiu was closed to the media and public to protect the rights of the underage student, who accused the former university lecturer of sexual assault.

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Maldives anti-corruption watchdog assessed

Only one corruption-related case reached conviction between 2010 and 2014 despite 175 cases being submitted for prosecution by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

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Man arrested for ‘taking part’ in fatal stabbing

A 23-year-old has been arrested for “physically taking part” in the murder of a man in Hulhumalé, police said Sunday, but they refused to comment on whether they were looking for anyone else who might have been involved.

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Young man murdered in Hulhumalé

The police conducted a security operation in Malé after a 23-year-old man was also stabbed in a gang fight near the parliament house around 11:30 pm last night.

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Four arrested with ‘party drugs’ after death of two youth

Ahmed Haameen, from the island of Thimarafushi in Thaa atoll, and Fathmath Sama, from the capital Malé, were pronounced dead on arrival at the Hulhumalé hospital around 8:30 pm on Thursday night

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Nadheem murdered as part of ‘revenge’ killing: police

Chief Station Inspector Mohamed Samih told the press that the 24-year-old’s murder was part of a series of killings and as “revenge stemming from a feud between two groups.”

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