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Charges raised against detained Special Ops police

The eight Specials Ops officers were initially accused of planning to violently confront on-duty police officers when the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners on February 1.

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Maldives state of emergency detainees charged with terrorism

A former president, two judges, four lawmakers and the police chief conspired to instigate a coup with a Supreme Court order for the release of nine prisoners, the Prosecutor General’s office said Tuesday night, revealing charges against 11 suspects. 

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Government blasts Nasheed over terror threat claims

Mohamed Nasheed said there was a parallel state of religious radicals ready to overrun the country and there were 300 Maldivians fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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No threat of terror attack on tourists, says minister

The tourism minister said there was no danger to tourists and that there was no report of a threat to the Maldives.

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Alleged Maldivian jihadis cleared of intent to join terror group

The first three Maldivian men to be charged with travelling abroad with the intent of joining a terror group have been acquitted of the terrorism charges.

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Two Maldivians caught en route to Syria

Two Maldivians en route to join the fighting in Syria have been arrested in Turkey and brought back to the country, according to the police.

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Maldives downplays UK warning of ‘very likely’ terror attack

Playing down the United Kingdom’s updated travel advice to the country which said terrorists were “very likely” to carry out an attack, the ambassador to the UK stressed the tropical paradise “remains one of the safest destinations in the world”.

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Three Maldivians arrested en route to Syria

According to the police, the three men were arrested in a joint operation with the Turkish law enforcement authorities. They were alleged to have been planning to cross the border into Syria to join a militant group.

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Two Maldivians among Malaysia terror suspects

“The two Maldives men, who worked as air-conditioner technicians, were arrested for using Malaysia and Singapore as a transit point before heading to Syria to join IS,” said Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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Judge decides to proceed with MP Ibrahim Didi’s terrorism trial

The judge overruled objections from the defence lawyer who contended that the lawmaker could not be prosecuted for the second time on the same charge as the Prosecutor General’s office had withdrawn the case two years ago.

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Opposition MP charged with terrorism

The retired brigadier general was previously put on trial along with former President Mohamed Nasheed over the military’s detention of the criminal court’s chief judge but the Prosecutor General had withdrawn the case in July 2015.

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Four arrested over ‘terror plot’

Four men were arrested on Monday during a series of police raids in Male over an intelligence tip off over a suspected terror plot, according to court documents and local media reports.

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‘Terror threat’ prompted cancellation of Saudi king’s visit to Maldives

Both the police and the home minister have dismissed the article by Asian News International, which reported that the Saudi king’s official visit was cancelled over fears that terror cells set up by a Yemeni man in the Maldives could pose a threat.

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Second Maldivian ‘jihadi’ on trial for fighting in Pakistan

Ahmed Naiz was charged with terrorism for allegedly participating in a foreign war, an offence that carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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Maldives holds landmark conference on tourism and terrorism

The Maldives police and British counter-terrorism experts sat down this week with more than a 100 tourism sector security personnel to work out measures to protect visitors from potential acts of terror.

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Trial begins for Maldivian man ‘who fought in Pakistan for nine years’

Mohamed Abdul Rahman is alleged to have fought with a militant group in Pakistan’s Waziristan for some nine years

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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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