Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon suggested that the celebrity status of Nasheed’s lawyers has a “very big impact” on international media coverage and shapes international opinion on the opposition leader’s case.
The Chief Judge of the criminal court, Abdulla Mohamed, is suing the Maldives army for his detention is January 2012. He is seeking MVR5million (US$324,254) in compensation.
Mariyam Hussein Didi, assistant governor of MMA, told reporters on Monday that some 20 counterfeit MVR500 notes had reached the bank so far.
After months of street protests, hundreds of arrests, and failed talks, the opposition and civil society groups hope a UN opinion on Nasheed’s imprisonment will provide a way forward. But will the government abide by a ruling favorable to Nasheed?
Spending on the health of women and young people should be considered ‘investments’, because it accrues long-term rights and dividends, to the economy and to society, writes Mr. Chandra Kishore Mishra and Ms. Amina J. Mohammed.
The case of the former President Mohamed Naseed is in danger of being manipulated for purely political ends. It is therefore important that we remind ourselves of the facts so that judgment does not become clouded, writes Toby Cadman, partner at Omnia Strategy.
Police have begun monitoring traffic on southern Addu City’s link road in a bit to prevent fatal accidents, which have killed at least six people this year.
A 26-year-old man found unconscious with severe injuries at a residence in Malé yesterday has died while undergoing treatment. Ahmed Zameen from the island of Thoddoo in Alif Alif atoll was found was found at the stairwell on the sixth floor of Moosun Bahaaruge in the Maafanu ward of the capital.
The environment ministry yesterday launched a US$4.2 million Climate Change Adaptation Project to establish eco-tourism facilities to manage protected mangroves and coral reefs in Fuvahmulah and Addu City and generate economic benefits for local communities.