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  • A bill on social workers will be drafted soon: Attorney General.
  • Former President Waheed Departs for UN General Assembly to New York
  • Housing ministry gives unlimited tokens for apartment submissions
MDN investigation implicates radicalised gangs in Rilwan’s disappearance thumbnail

MDN investigation implicates radicalised gangs in Rilwan’s disappearance

The report confirmed evidence of possible “hostile surveillance” at the terminal conducted by two known affiliates of the Kuda Henveiru gang. It also suggested a “strong possibility” that Rilwan was abducted by a gang motivated by Islamic extremism.


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Supreme Court initiates suo moto proceedings against Human Rights Commission

The court will begin suo moto proceedings against the HRCM on Wednesday in relation to the submission of a report last week for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.


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HRCM responds to criticism from the education ministry over UN submission

HRCM denies the accusation made by Education Ministry saying that the UPR was written up based on an outdated report.


Maldives Democracy Network to release findings of investigation into Rilwan’s disappearance thumbnail

Maldives Democracy Network to release findings of investigation into Rilwan’s disappearance

The human rights advocacy group has commissioned a foreign expert to conduct an investigation and will share findings of the report tomorrow.


Teachers’ Black Sunday protest prompts government talks, strike decision pending thumbnail

Teachers’ Black Sunday protest prompts government talks, strike decision pending

“The government’s decision to sit for talks and compile a timeline is a sign President Yameen himself attended to the teacher’s demands,” Teachers Association of Maldives President Athif Abdul Hakeem told Minivan News.


Maldives’ UN journey proof small states can contribute to international community: Foreign minister thumbnail

Maldives’ UN journey proof small states can contribute to international community: Foreign minister

“The Maldives journey at the UN, is proof that with smart ideas, small states can successfully contribute and become significant members of the international community,” said Dunya Maumoon told the UNGA.


MP death threats too frequent to report to public: MDP spokesman thumbnail

MP death threats too frequent to report to public: MDP spokesman

Imthiyaz Fahmy has revealed that death threats received by his party’s MPs have become so commonplace that they had stopped publicising them all. “We live in fear,” said the Maafannu North MP.


Teachers Association calls an indefinite strike on Tuesday thumbnail

Teachers Association calls an indefinite strike on Tuesday

“Once we strike, there is no turning back. The options are death or success. God willing, we will only stop once we have achieved success,” TAM president Athif Abdul Hakeem said at the meeting.


Human Rights Commission summoned to Supreme Court thumbnail

Human Rights Commission summoned to Supreme Court

The summons closely follows the submission of an HRCM report to the United Nations Human Rights Council suggesting the Supreme Court’s expanding powers were weakening the judiciary.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories