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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Dismembered and headless corpse found at luxury Maldives resort

The corpse was found floating by the water villas of Soneva Jani in Noonu atoll Thursday morning.

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Police refused foreign forensic help in Yameen case

Hassan Ugail, who is an expert in facial recognition, offered help through his British forensic expert contacts to independently analyse video material related to the crime, but was declined by the state.

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MP Faris submits case to Supreme Court

Faris Maumoon is already on trial for identity fraud and bribery and was recently released after six months in custody. But he was arrested last Saturday on fresh charges of plotting to overthrow the government by bribing politicians.

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Court orders freeze on fugitive’s bank accounts

The court ordered banks to freeze the personal accounts of Interpol-wanted Mohamed Allam Latheef, his father Abdul Latheef Aboobakur and accounts of 10 companies linked to them.

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Journalists questioned for reporting prisoner statements

Mihaaru and Avas both said that police officers went to their offices, asking about a statement from Ahmed Adeeb.

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Financial secrecy ‘no accident’

The Financial Secrecy Index, published by the Tax Justice Network, rates countries on their laws regarding the transparency of ownership structures, bank secrecy rules, financial reporting and disclosure requirements.

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House searched in Facebook child sex abuse probe

The Maldives has seen a rise in child sex abuse cases, with more than 400 cases reported last year.

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Maldives slips to 94 on financial secrecy scale

The Maldives country report shows there is either partial or no public online access to information about bank secrecy and wealth registration.

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Police looking to press charges in alleged rape

A 34-year old man was arrested on January 6. His initial 15-day detention was extended by 10 days on January 22nd.

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Police investigate child sex abuse Facebook page

The punishment for sexually abusing a child is up to 25 years in prison.

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Judges appointed to High Court and Criminal Court

The appointments come as courts struggle to hear cases due to a judge shortage.

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Two men sentenced to 40 lashes for drinking alcohol

Although the Maldives legal system is a combination of sharia law and common law, sharia sentences are uncommon.

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Registered journalists barred from courtroom hearings

Despite the registration process, most hearings get delayed and journalists are forced to wait in the lobby for hours before hearings begin.

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Rise in cases of child sex abuse

Child abuse and sexual abuse remain key problems in the Maldives, and a mandatory child sex offenders’ registry was published in 2015.

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