Prosecutor General’s office blamed for graft case delays

The Anti-Corruption Commission pointed the finger at the Prosecutor General’s office and other state institutions, saying there was a lack of coordination and cooperation.

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Maldives urged to stop torture of detainees

The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives has been informed of several instances of acts amounting to torture, it was claimed, but has failed to make significant and preventive interventions.

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Maldives chief justice on trial

Chief Justice Saeed, who was accused of instigating a coup in the wake of a Supreme Court order for the release of nine prisoners, is standing trial for obstructing state functions, a charge he denies. 

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Police torture claims being investigated

Faris Maumoon has spent more than 200 days in detention, according to one NGO.

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State of emergency: a round-up of weekend round-ups

Police confirmed that one woman and 14 men remain in custody from the Saturday night round-up. Only five of the more than 140 people arrested on Friday are currently in custody.

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Detained chief justice’s lawyer finds secret recorder during meeting

Hisaan Hussain accused police of planting a device under her chair to record a private meeting with her detained client.

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Police deny arrest of senior officers

Police have dismissed rumours on social media about the arrest of Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz and other high-ranking officers.

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New rules restrict lawyer-client meetings

Lawyers must present a consent letter from the detainee’s family for police to arrange the meeting, which must be concluded within 30 minutes, according to a circular issued Saturday by the custodial department head.

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Two teenagers stabbed

Two teenagers were stabbed in separate incidents in Malé over the weekend, both of whom escaped with minor injuries.

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Court ordered police access to activist’s SIM

Thayyib Shaheem, who has more than 32,000 Twitter followers and is known for levelling serious allegations against President Abdulla Yameen and his government, claimed his SIM had been cloned.

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Maldives corruption: less than one percent of cases sent for prosecution in 2017

The watchdog concluded that 1,326 cases either did not involve corruption, or that it was not going to probe them further because there was nothing suspicious, or that there was no corruption but that it would give recommendations to the institutions involved.

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Maldives ex-police chief arrested on coup plot charges

Former Commissioner of Police Ahmed Areef has been placed under arrest after his apartment in Malé was raided Tuesday morning.

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Gayoom, Supreme Court justices accused of destroying evidence

The three were arrested on charges of plotting a coup shortly after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5.

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More than 50 security officers in detention, says Nasheed

There have been several media reports about security force personnel in custody although the police have only confirmed that two of its officers have been detained.

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Police detainee treatment condemned

There have been frequent protests in the capital demanding the release of high-profile prisoners, with the police detaining opposition lawmakers and even their relatives.

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Maldives wants foreign help to investigate judges

The Maldives is seeking international help to investigate two of its top judges, a senior diplomat has said. Two Supreme Court judges, who are under police investigation for accepting bribes

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Top Maldives judge denies bribe and coup charges

Hisaan Hussain and MP Maariya Ahmed Didi, who represent Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, told reporters that their client said the charges against him were baseless and false.

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