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Yameen murder trial hearings will be open, says PG office

Public hearings will be held in Yameen Rasheed’s murder trial, the Prosecutor General’s office has told the Maldives Independent, amid mounting criticism of the closed-door sessions. Following a statement from

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Court dismisses police negligence lawsuit from murdered blogger’s family

The civil court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of slain blogger Yameen Rasheed over the failure of the police to protect him despite numerous death threats reported to the authorities since 2014.

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Rilwan and Yameen’s relatives fired for joining protest march

The nephew of missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan and sister of murdered blogger Yameen Rasheed were sacked on Monday for joining a protest march to mark three years after the former was abducted at knifepoint.

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Maldives blogger killed for ‘mocking Islam’, say police

A Maldives blogger who was murdered in April was killed by men who believed he was “mocking” Islam, the police have said. The suspects believed Yameen Rasheed, 29 years, was

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Family and friends mark 100 days since Yameen Rasheed’s murder

The family and friends of slain liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed marked 100 days since the murder with a tweetstorm and a silent vigil outside his home in Malé.

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An examined life: Yameen Rasheed

“The killing of Yameen is so difficult to come to terms with because it symbolises the death of potential,” writes Azra Naseem.

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Police seek charges against Yameen Rasheed murder suspects

The police have wrapped up a three-month-long investigation into the murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed and forwarded cases for prosecution last Thursday.

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Yameen’s father accuses police of destroying forensic evidence

Briefing the press Thursday about the family’s lawsuit against the police over the failure to investigate death threats sent to his son, Hussain Rasheed said his information came from “a very reliable source”.

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Family of Yameen murder suspect alleges coercion

The police investigating team met with Ismail Rasheed’s parents on multiple occasions and offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying as a state witness, the family alleged.

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Police reveal Yameen Rasheed’s murder suspects

Of the seven suspects in custody, Ismail Rasheed, 25, Ismail Haisham Rasheed, 21, and Ahmed Zihan Ismail, 22, have been identified as the prime suspects who committed the murder, the police said.

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RSF backs crowdfunding by family of murdered blogger

Yameen Rasheed’s family launched the fundraising drive last month with the goal of raising £40,000 to help finance advocacy efforts.

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Police ignore pleas from Yameen’s family for update on murder probe

“The past 37 days have been full of sorrow and heartache,” the family of the murdered liberal blogger said today, expressing concern with the police’s refusal to answer phone calls and text messages.

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Police block march for murdered blogger

About 150 people gathered at the artificial beach in Malé when a police officer warned that the march will be stopped if they move to the street.

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Lawyer arrested for obstruction of Yameen murder investigation released

A criminal defence lawyer arrested on charges of obstructing the investigation into the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed has been released.

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Yameen murder suspects caught on camera in custody

The two men were caught on security camera footage “entering and exiting the scene of the crime after brutally stabbing Mr Yameen Rasheed,” the police said in a statement Monday.

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Lawyer arrested for obstructing Yameen’s murder investigation

Ali Shah, a criminal defence attorney, has been arrested on charges of obstructing the investigation into the brutal murder of liberal blogger Yameen Rasheed.

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Yameen’s family petitions UN for international investigation

The appeal for urgent action was submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and four Special Rapporteurs on the family’s behalf by pro bono international counsel Jared Genser.

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