Six suspects charged over Anas murder

Charges were raised Thursday against Usman Shareef, Ahmed Zayan, Junaih Abdulla, Hassan Mahfooz, and Simah Moosa. Earlier in the week, the PG office also filed charges against a 17-year-old at the juvenile court.

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Maldivian charged over migrant worker death

The prosecutor general’s office has charged a Maldivian man over the death of a Bangladeshi migrant worker in Kaafu atoll Himmafushi island.

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MDP calls for probe into custodial deaths

The Maldives’ main opposition party has called for an immediate international investigation into custodial deaths after an inmate died while being treated at hospital. Abdulla Rasheed, who was serving a

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Police ask High Court for nine MoniCon orders

Police have asked the High Court for monitoring and control orders for nine people seen as a “danger to society or suspected to attempt an act that is not in

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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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