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Yameen Rasheed: Timeline of a murder

There have been six preliminary hearings in the Yameen Rasheed murder trial. All six have been held behind closed doors.

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Gasim’s Villa Group scores Supreme Court win

The ruling could lead to the unfreezing of Villa’s assets and accounts and is some good news for the group, which has experienced several setbacks in recent years.

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Yameen’s family turned away by police and Prosecutor General

Yameen’s family, as well as activists, were unsuccessful in their attempts to meet officials and were told to come back a week later.

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WAMCO takes over Malé cleaning

Malé city council warned earlier this week there was a threat of disease because of littering in the capital.

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Maldives politicians criticised by EU

One member of the European Parliament remarked on the “shrinking political space” in the Maldives.

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President warns police against corruption and collusion

President Abdulla Yameen fired two police chiefs in as many days over plans to enforce a Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of political detainees.

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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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Jumayyil charged with porn possession

Jumayyil is the son of veteran actor Ahmed Nimal and made his film debut with Aniyaa, which was produced by his father.

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State unable to identify target location of alleged planned suicide attack

Ishag Ali and Hussein Afeef, believed to be linked with the Islamic State group operating out of Syria and Iraq, were charged in November for planning and attempting to take part in a suicide attack.

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Councillors suspended for condemning police brutality

Villingili island councillors condemned the alleged assault of a Raajje TV journalist. They have been suspended without pay for one month.

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HRCM to probe forced head shaving allegations

Lawyers learned of the forced head shaving when the eight former Special Ops officers were summoned for a remand hearing.

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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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Opposition turned away from police HQ

Police blocked off and turned away the six opposition figures wishing to meet Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz regarding the implementation of the Supreme Court’s February 1 ruling.

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Tourist numbers jump 18.5 percent in March

According to statistics, 133,466 tourists visited the Maldives during March 2018.

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Supreme Court judge sex tape case reopened

The tapes caused a scandal as sex outside marriage is a criminal offence in the Maldives.

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Threat of disease from Malé litter, says council

The council said not enough had been done to keep Malé clean in the three years since the housing ministry seized control of waste disposal responsibilities.

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