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‘Next is you’: More death threats follow blogger’s murder

Prominent clerics accused of justifying the killing of ‘apostates’ as death threats mount in the wake of blogger Yameen Rasheed’s murder.

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Yameen Rasheed’s parents ask for international investigators in murder probe

The police investigation will only be deemed credible if it includes investigators from reputable international organisations, Yameen’s parents said.

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Man sentenced to death over murder of student

Mohamed Visam was found guilty of stabbing 16-year-old Mohamed Arham with a knife in May 2012. The verdict was based on eyewitness testimony

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Supreme court concludes hearings into its first murder case

The conclusion of an appeal against death sentence on Ahmed Murrath, convicted of killing a prominent lawyer, brings the Maldives a step closer to the first executions by the state in more than half a century.

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Two stabbed in 24 hours amid spike in gang violence

A young man was stabbed on a busy street in Malé around 4pm today amid growing concern over a recent spike in gang violence. The stabbing followed the arrest of three suspects after a 21-year-old man was stabbed Monday night in a fight between rival gangs in Malé.

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Two minors arrested over fatal stabbings in Malé

Some 19 individuals arrested in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two 14-year-old boys in Malé last Friday have been released from police custody. Contrary to media reports, the police spokesman said “they were not arrested on suspicion of involvement in the two murders.”

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Verdict in protracted murder trial postponed

The criminal court has postponed the sentencing of four young men charged in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Mohamed Aruham in May 2012.

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Two policemen acquitted of assaulting ex-MP

At least 71 people were hospitalised on February 8, 2012 after a heavy-handed police crackdown, described by the human rights watchdog as “brutal” and “without warning.” However, charges were only raised against six police officers, none of whom have been convicted to date.

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Victim of local market assault passes away

A 41-year-old man injured early march in an assault at the local market in Malé passed away on Wednesday afternoon.

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High court overturns acquittal in 2012 murder

The high court has found a man guilty for the 2012 murder of Ali ‘Tholhi Pele’ Shifan, after overturning a criminal court acquittal. Two others charged over the murder had their acquittals upheld.

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Eight years later, high court overturns murder conviction

The high court overturned today a murder conviction against Fariyash Ahmed, who was serving a life sentence over a killing in 2006. The 28-year-old had escaped from Maafushi Jail in October 2014, but was apprehended days later.

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Young man found unconscious with injuries dies at hospital

A young man found unconscious with injuries near the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé on Thursday morning has died while undergoing treatment.

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“No sympathy for people like us:” Milestones in the life of a Maldivian death row prisoner

Hussain Humam Ahmed, 22 years, is on death row for the murder of MP Afrasheem Ali. His family fears he was framed and judged guilty because of his background of poverty and violence.

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Suspect arrested over gangster’s murder paid for contract killing

Chief Inspector Mohamed Riyaz said today that a forensic analysis has found that a photo of Razeen lying dead in a van was sent to the suspect’s phone on the night of the murder. On the following morning, the suspect arrested in Malé last week transferred money to the bank account of the man arrested for the murder in Sri Lanka.

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Maldivian man arrested over gangster’s murder in Colombo

The arrest of the 28-year-old is the first made in Malé over the killing of the murder of Maldivian national and notorious gangster Hussain Razeen ‘Rabarey’ in Colombo.

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Police recover money stolen from Addu City murder victim

The police have arrested three suspects in the murder of a 47-year-old businessman in Addu City and recovered cash stolen from the victim’s general store.

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Man discovered dead in Addu taro field

The body of a businessman, reported missing after a burglary at his general store, was found dead in an abandoned taro field in southern Addu City this morning.

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