Three Maldivians arrested en route to Syria

According to the police, the three men were arrested in a joint operation with the Turkish law enforcement authorities. They were alleged to have been planning to cross the border into Syria to join a militant group.

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Trial begins for Rilwan abduction suspects

The family of the third suspect, Mohamed Suaid, informed the court in response to a summons that he was dead, Judge Adam Arif said.

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Abused six-year-old girl re-victimised

A 45-year-old man was arrested on a southern island Monday night on suspicion of sexually abusing a six-year-old girl who previously victimised by a different perpetrator.

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Court dismisses police negligence lawsuit from murdered blogger’s family

The civil court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of slain blogger Yameen Rasheed over the failure of the police to protect him despite numerous death threats reported to the authorities since 2014.

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Three suspects charged with terrorism over Rilwan’s abduction

The Prosecutor General’s office pressed charges against Aalif Rauf, Mohamed Nooradeen, and Mohamed Suaid on August 15, a spokesman said. They were charged under the 1990 anti-terrorism act with “the act or the intention of kidnapping or abduction of a person or of taking a hostage.” 

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Yameen Rasheed murder trial begins with secret hearing

The PG spokesman told the Maldives Independent that the new criminal procedures law allows prosecutors to request secret proceedings “if they believe a circumstance that obstructs justice could arise in an open hearing”.

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Two Maldivians among Malaysia terror suspects

“The two Maldives men, who worked as air-conditioner technicians, were arrested for using Malaysia and Singapore as a transit point before heading to Syria to join IS,” said Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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Raajje TV senior journalist cleared of charges

The veteran journalist was accused of hitting Corporal Mohamed Shaheen during his arrest for refusing to leave the sports complex area of Malé where the military’s bomb disposal experts were defusing an improvised explosive device.

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Maldivian man arrested over murder of Bangladeshi

A 33-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering of an expatriate on the island of Himmafushi in Kaafu atoll

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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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