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  • Majlis sitting adjourned after minister’s question time
  • Dharumavantha mosque Imam to be held in pre-trial detention
  • Thief offers to return stolen phone in exchange for sex
Addu City condemns government’s “obstruction” of guesthouse venture thumbnail

Addu City condemns government’s “obstruction” of guesthouse venture

“Government officials are spreading falsehoods to reduce investor confidence with the aim of obstructing Addu City Guesthouse Venture,” alleged the city council.


Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed thumbnail

Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed

“The world has lost the window of opportunity to mend its ways. Big emitters have sentenced us. The world temperature will rise, and the seas will rise over our nose,” the former president at the International Bar Association’s climate change conference.


Supreme Court enacts new regulations on flogging thumbnail

Supreme Court enacts new regulations on flogging

The Supreme Court has enacted new regulations on enforcing flogging sentences, specifying conditions and criteria for meting out the Islamic Sharia punishment.


Police apprehend Fariyash in Malé, soldiers authorized to shoot in search for Shahum thumbnail

Police apprehend Fariyash in Malé, soldiers authorized to shoot in search for Shahum

Maldives Police Services have apprehended convict Fariyash Ahmed at a café in Malé today. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has enlisted an armed team of soldiers to help police in the search for Shahum, and have authorized soldiers to shoot if necessary.


Former police commissioner calls for independent inquiry into jailbreak thumbnail

Former police commissioner calls for independent inquiry into jailbreak

During debate on an urgent motion submitted by MDP MP Imthiyaz Fahmy concerning the prison break, opposition MPs contended that the government’s “negligence and irresponsibility” allowed the dangerous criminals to escape from a high security prison.


Police to assist with Maafushi Prison security after jail break thumbnail

Police to assist with Maafushi Prison security after jail break

A police team will be stationed on Maafushi Island to assist MCS on a need to basis and the two institutions are currently taking measures to strengthen security, a police statement today said.


High Court grants Humam a month to appoint lawyer in death penalty appeal thumbnail

High Court grants Humam a month to appoint lawyer in death penalty appeal

The High Court has granted Hussein Humam, convicted of killing MP Dr Afrashim Ali, a one month period to appoint a lawyer at today’s appeal hearing. Humam was sentenced to death for intentional murder.


MPs urged to stay in at night as MNDF offers personal security thumbnail

MPs urged to stay in at night as MNDF offers personal security

MPs have been offered personal security between the hours of 7am and 1am. “The MNDF also requests you to pay special attention to your safety and protection if you absolutely need to go outside tonight,” read a message sent by the Majlis Secretariat to members yesterday.


Home minister acknowledges gang involvement in Rilwan case, blames opposition for slow progress thumbnail

Home minister acknowledges gang involvement in Rilwan case, blames opposition for slow progress

“We already knew that there is a gang connection to Rilwan’s case,” Umar Naseer told state television. “The biggest cause of obstruction to this investigation is the MDP”.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories