Arrest of alleged rapist demanded amid cover-up accusations

The 18-year old said she was raped in the capital on Wednesday night and was offered hush money by her attacker, who claimed nothing would happen to him even if she reported it to the police because of his political connections.

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Teen allegedly raped by ruling party lawmaker’s relative

The 18-year-old said she was raped in the capital on Wednesday night and that she had reported the incident to the police.

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Officials charged over drug kingpin escape

A spokesman from the Prosecutor General’s office told media on Thursday that a case against former prisons commissioner, Moosa Azim, and former deputy home affairs minister, Mohamed Hanim, had been forwarded to the criminal court.

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Jailed former VP charged for bribing intelligence officials

The former vice president is currently serving a 33-year jail sentence on multiple counts of corruption and terrorism.

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Fenaka officials walk free from corruption scandal

The Anti-Corruption Commission launched an inquiry more than a year ago into the theft of US$1million from the state-owned utility.

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First stabbing of 2018 happens under state care

So far 12 cases of assault have been reported in 2018, according to the Maldives Police Service.

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Maldives ready to carry out executions: minister

The government initially decided to implement the death penalty through lethal injection, but is now ready to carry out executions by hanging.

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Six murders in 2017 despite overall drop in crime

Six people were brutally killed in the Maldives in 2017 despite a low rate of crime compared to the previous year, police statistics have shown.

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Court orders return of seized alcohol

The criminal court yesterday ordered the return of large amounts of alcohol seized from a tourist liveaboard by the police in a raid last week.

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Five charged over Hulhumalé drug deaths

Ahmed Haameen and Fathmath Sama died at Hulhumalé beach after renting a guesthouse room for a birthday party on September 28.

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Maldivian man killed in Syria fighting

Local media said the man from Naavaidhu island, who took the name Abu Saad Al-Maldifi, travelled to Syria early this year.

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Prisons authority refuses to transfer ex VP Adeeb to house arrest

The former vice president is serving a 33-year jail sentence on multiple counts of corruption and terrorism.

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Anas murder suspects plead not guilty

Five out of seven suspects standing trial for the murder of Mohamed Anas last July pleaded not guilty at the criminal court on Monday.

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Charges raised against murder suspects

Murder charges have been raised over the fatal stabbing of two young men in late September, the Prosecutor General’s office informed media. 

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Basic questions about Rilwan unanswered by state, court hears

Three suspects have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of Ahmed Rilwan, who went missing three years ago.

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Ex-policeman denies plotting to assassinate president

A former police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge raised over alleged calls to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.

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Getting away with murder in the Maldives

Murder is not included on the police website’s crime statistics page, which has data going back to 2008.

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