Two expats acquitted on charges of covering up a murder.
The number remains lower than before, the president's spokesman insisted.
News in brief
Medals of bravery awarded to nine soldiers.
The authorities have been under fire over failure to attend to numerous complaints.
Two defendants were cleared after a retrial.
Hassan Ali was immigration controller when the journalist went missing.
The police brutality was caught on video.
No Maldivian has been convicted of human trafficking to date.
The books were confiscated from an annual book fair.
Names were revealed in documents shared with defence lawyers.
The new recruits included a former vice president, home minister and lawmakers.
Secret witnesses were "being influenced," the prosecutor told the court.
Shifau is accused of abuse of authority to unduly benefit a third party.
The evidence was deemed insufficient to prove criminal intent.
Aasandha also gave US$12,300 to the former first lady's charity.
It was made mandatory for taxis to start using a mobile app.