“Some of our youth have already joined up with terrorist organisations. They are now travelling to various war zones and locations and enrolling in a number of terrorist training camps,” revealed Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam.
Both opposition and government-aligned parties competing directly against President Dr Mohamed Waheed in September have alleged that even with new EC regulations in place, there were concerns that the incumbent was using state resources to influence voters.
Hussain Humam, of Male’s Henveiru Lobby, told the Criminal Court today (May 22) that he carried out the fatal attack on Afrasheem with Ali Shan of Male’s Henveiru Hikost, and that the juvenile suspect in the case was also present.
The UN country team in the Maldives has issued a statement calling for the abolition of both corporal punishment and the death penalty in the Maldives.
Maleesha Hajj Group owner Islmail Abdul Latheef, who is being accused of fraudulently collecting funds from Maldivians who wanted to perform Hajj in Mecca last year, has denied charges against him in the Criminal Court.
The Civil Court has ruled that it has no reason to issue an injunction to halt a decision made by the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s disciplinary committee regarding Umar Naseer, and have rejected his request.