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Yameen Rasheed: Selected works

April 23 2018 will mark a year since blogger and satirist Yameen Rasheed was murdered. The Maldives Independent is re-publishing some of his work to commemorate what he stood for.

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Yameen Rasheed: An introduction

Yameen Rasheed was a popular blogger and IT professional. He would have been 30 this month.

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Maldives-India Bye Bhai?

Relations between the Maldives and India have sunk to new lows — and remain on a downward trajectory — since President Abdulla Yameen was sworn into office.

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Apostasy, foreign fighters and religious freedom in the Maldives: a policy paper

The Islamic affairs ministry has published a paper about issues related to religious freedom, mocking religion, going to war in the name of religion, committing murder and acts of war in the name of religion.

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Small is beautiful: startups in the Maldives

Aminath Shareehan Ibrahim launched a startup in the Maldives, creating products based around the Dhivehi language.

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After Ibthihaal

Ibthihaal Mohamed was physically and psychologically harmed by different individuals on different occasions, for a long period of time, a high-ranking police officer said.

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China, debt and the Maldives

The IMF and World Bank say major building projects have the capacity to transform the Maldivian economy, but are concerned about the high debt being fuelled by the infrastructure scale-up.

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Crowded out by Concrete

The Maldivian population is 338,434, almost 40 percent of which lives in a congested capital that measures 2.2 square miles.

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An unjustly jailed dictator

The incarceration of the former president and strongman, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has provoked mixed emotions among Maldivians.

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Yameen assails ‘traitorous’ coup plotters

Extracts of President Yameen’s speech on February 27 in which he railed against “traitors” in the judiciary and police who plotted with opposition leaders to remove him from office.  

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“When somebody shits, we clean it up”: President addresses coup plot

“That night of 1 February was an attempt to bring my government down to its knees,” said President Abdulla Yameen of a Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of his opponents.

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#MaldivesInCrisis, young people and politics

The young people interviewed for this article did not feel represented by any one politician or party and none of them have connections to the country’s political parties.

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Maldives State of Emergency: A timeline

President Abdulla Yameen claims the Supreme Court is at the centre of what his supporters have called a “judicial coup” to overthrow the government. He says there was no way to investigate the attempted coup without declaring a state of emergency.

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Maldives State of Emergency: FAQ

President Abdulla Yameen claims the Supreme Court is at the centre of what his supporters have called a “judicial coup” to overthrow the government.

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Maldives State of Emergency: A City Guide to Malé

The Maldives Independent has prepared a guide to the city for those steering clear of it because of the state of emergency.

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‘A beautiful landscape with inhumane people’ – How the Maldives crisis is affecting tourism

China, which has the single biggest market share of tourists to the Maldives by nationality, says its citizens should take care.

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Machiavellian Prince: Abdulla Yameen

President Abdulla Yameen is difficult to love, yet he has managed to stay in power.

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