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Chief prosecutor hits back at anti-graft watchdog

The Prosecutor General’s office has hit back at the anti-corruption watchdog for blaming it for the low conviction rate for graft cases.

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State withdraws case against PPM candidate

The Prosecutor General’s office has withdrawn a case seeking to detain a ruling party candidate for the Malé city council on an assault charge.

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Faris escapes prosecution over statute of limitations

The Prosecutor General’s office declined to prosecute Faris Maumoon, son of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, over alleged failure to reimburse the state for expenses from the presidential palace.

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Top lawyers resign amid ‘discontent’ in chief prosecutor’s office

Following the resignation of two top prosecutors, sources from the Prosecutor General’s office have alleged that Bisham’s “abrasive” demeanour and short temper have contributed to growing discontent among her staff.

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Police seek to charge Nasheed for Yameen’s 2010 arrest

A spokesman said the police have sent files on the investigation to the prosecutor general’s office, but declined to comment on the charges against the opposition leader.

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Former MMPRC chief faces new corruption charges

The ACC has asked the chief prosecutor to press corruption charges and initiate legal proceedings against Abdulla Ziyath to seize a plot of land he bought from public funds embezzled from MMPRC

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Supreme court judge accused of forging identity documents

The Maldivian Democratic Party has called for Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed to be investigated for forgery over apparent inconsistencies of age in his identity documents

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PG office ordered to compensate unfairly dismissed prosecutor

The Employment Tribunal has ordered the Prosecutor General’s office to compensate a former public prosecutor for unfair dismissal. Aminath Areej Hussain was sacked on December 9 after the human resource department deemed her “unfit” to work at the PG office.

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Trial begins for suspects accused of stabbing Nasheed’s lawyer

The trial of three suspects charged in connection with the near-fatal stabbing of Mahfooz Saeed, a member of former President Mohamed Nasheed’s legal team, began at the criminal court on Monday.

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Prosecutors return charges against MP Mahloof

Citing insufficient evidence, the Prosecutor General’s office has declined to prosecute Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof on a charge of assaulting a police officer during an anti-government protest in Malé on March 11.

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Trial begins for Raajje TV journalists

State prosecutors claimed today that Mohamed Wisam and Leevaan Ali Naseer had attempted to block the arrest of a third journalist on November 2, during a bomb scare in the capital. If found guilty, they could be fined or imprisoned for a period up to four months.

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Secret terror trial for Muleeaage bomb suspects sparks concern

A major criminal trial involving four men charged with terrorism over an alleged bomb plot at the statehouse Muleeaage will be held entirely in secret, the prosecutor general’s office has said.

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Insufficient evidence to prosecute ex minister over independence day banquet scandal

The anti-corruption watchdog had found that Mohamed Hussain Shareef – who resigned in late October after being asked to stay home – awarded the MVR3.7 million catering contract to a restaurant owned by activists of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives despite their lack of experience.

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Just one of 18 suspects charged over Rajje TV fire

Just one of 18 individuals arrested in the torching of opposition-aligned Raajje TV has been charged, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office. Evidence gathered was too weak to charge the rest of the suspects.

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PG takes dispute over Nasheed’s terrorism conviction to Supreme Court

The Prosecutor General said the High Court had clearly misapplied the law in rejecting an appeal filed to determine the credibility of a rapid criminal court trial against former President Mohamed Nasheed.

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Court hears state’s appeal of Nasheed’s terrorism conviction

At a preliminary hearing to determine if the high court should accept the state’s appeal of terrorism conviction against Nasheed, prosecutors said the state is seeking a review of the proceedings at the lower court to ensure that his constitutional rights were not violated and that the trial was free and fair.

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PG appeals Nasheed’s terrorism conviction at High Court

The Prosecutor General’s (PG) office has appealed former President Mohamed Nasheed’s conviction on terrorism charges at the High Court.

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