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The Maldives Nine (part two)

Nine people are on trial over an alleged plot to topple the government. Their arrests followed a shock Supreme Court ruling that ordered the release of President Abdulla Yameen’s opponents and the reinstatement of opposition lawmakers who had been stripped of their seats.

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Fears grow over Gayoom’s health

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been asked not to move his head at all by an ENT doctor, his lawyer Faisal Mohamed said.

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Dunya asks India to help free jailed father Gayoom

Dunya Maumoon, a former foreign minister in her uncle President Abdulla Yameen’s government, told an Indian newspaper that the Maldivian “experiment with democracy may be failing” and that the future remained uncertain.

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Gayoom and Saeed deny ‘politically motivated’ charges

The constitution was crushed and his detention was an inhumane atrocity, the chief justice told the court.

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Gayoom and son deny fresh coup accusations

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom started planning to overthrow the government in 2015, police spokesman Ahmed Shifan told the media in a surprise press conference.

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Gayoom pleads for house arrest

The former president said he had written to the court and asked it to reconsider his detention as he was elderly and had health problems.

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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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Gayoom accused of destroying evidence as lawyers allege ‘mental harm’

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was questioned for the first time on Saturday, 33 days after his arrest.

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Dunya Maumoon resigns as state health minister

Her departure from her uncle’s government appeared imminent after President Abdulla Yameen arrested her father on February 6, but has taken weeks to materialise.

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Police probe into alleged coup ramped up

The probe began with the arrest of MP Faris Maumoon for attempting to overthrow the government by bribing politicians, and intensified with the arrest of three people close to his father Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on the same charges.

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Family matters in the Maldives: Faris Maumoon

Faris Maumoon is a politician but is best known for being the eldest son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. He is also known for being in prison.

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Gayoom accused of calling for a coup

The former president made the remarks at an opposition gathering and called for immediate reforms, saying there was no need to wait for a particular time.

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Security boost at Gayoom residence is procedural, says MNDF

Security measures were stepped up, with the military recording the names of everyone coming in and out of the house.

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Opposition leadership plagued by discord and silence

Gayoom and Nasheed have not spoken to each other since March 2017, when the two former rivals signed an historic agreement to work together to “restore democracy” to the country.

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Yameen welcomes stability but Gayoom concerned over civil unrest

The Maldives government is “back on the route to success, while maintaining current peace and stability”, President Abdulla Yameen said in his new year message, as he was criticised by his half-brother for the continued authoritarian rule of the current regime.

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‘Too early’ to discuss interim candidate, says Gayoom

Gayoom’s remarks fuelled speculation that the joint opposition parties have been unable to agree on choosing a non-politician as an interim leader as suggested by former President Mohamed Nasheed.

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Yameen condemns opposition’s ‘anarchist, ruinous ideology’

Accusing the opposition of “advocating the destruction of institutions” and “calling for attacks against the police and military”, Yameen said: “These aren’t characteristics of democracy. Political leaders cannot openly criticise the courts and the judiciary.”

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