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Four years later, Ihavandhoo men face trial over civil unrest

Some 22 men from the northern island of Ihavandhoo were charged with obstruction of police duty over the forced closure of a police station during nationwide civil unrest on February 8, 2012. However, the penal code bars prosecution over a misdemeanour after more than three years.

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Government wants to grant police prosecution powers

Home Minister Umar Naseer says the government is planning to grant police the authority to prosecute petty crimes in a bid to speed up long-pending criminal trials. The opposition has labelled the move an attempt to jail dissidents.

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President’s legal affairs secretary appointed as new prosecutor general

The People’s Majlis has appointed President Abdulla Yameen’s legal affairs secretary to the vacant post of prosecutor general. Some 66 MPs voted yes to Aishath Bisham.

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President nominates his lawyer as new Prosecutor General

Ibrahim Muaz Ali, the president’s spokesperson, said in a tweet today that Aishath Bisham was the only the only candidate who applied when the president’s office invited applications last week.

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Ex-president brought to Malé

Former President Mohamed Nasheed was brought to Malé this afternoon to attend a dispute resolution meeting at the civil court in a lawsuit filed by his brother against the prisons authority over denial of visiting rights. Ahmed Nazim Sattar had sued the Maldives Correctional Services over what he contends was an arbitrary decision to limit Nasheed’s weekly family visits to his parents, wife and children.

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High Court rejects state’s appeal of Nasheed’s conviction

Following a preliminary hearing held yesterday to decide whether to proceed with the appeal, the three-judge panel ruled unanimously that it could not accept the case because it was not filed by Nasheed.

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Yameen welcomes state appeal of ex-president’s terrorism conviction

Welcoming the Prosecutor General’s decision to appeal a terrorism conviction against former president Mohamed Nasheed, President Abdulla Yameen today pledged to do all he can to address the opposition leader’s concerns through the Maldivian judicial processes.

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Court withholds passport after Indian child abuse suspect flees

The High Court has issued today an order to withhold the passport of an Indian teacher suspected of sexually abusing several students a day after he fled the country.

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Nasheed’s sentence was commuted to house arrest before state decision to appeal

Questioning the state’s decision to appeal a terrorism conviction against former President Mohamed Nasheed, lawyers revealed today that the opposition leader’s 13-year jail sentence was commuted to house arrest on July 19. The sudden reversal of stance on freeing Nasheed may affect ongoing talks, they said.

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PG to appeal former president’s terrorism conviction

Citing irregularities and rights violations in the terrorism trial of former president Mohamed Nasheed, the Prosecutor General has announced today that he will appeal the criminal court’s verdict.

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High Court, citing lateness, rejects murder acquittal appeal

The High Court, citing lateness, has rejected an appeal filed by the state over the criminal court’s acquittal of man accused of killing his girlfriend and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Prosecutors blamed the delay on the criminal court failure to provide documents on time.

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