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.
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 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.
“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”.
The Employment Tribunal has ordered MACL to pay MVR 987,000 in damages to 40 staff for discrimination in basic salaries in the first class action suit of is kind in the Maldives.
Foreign workers in the Maldives will require an exit permit signed by their employer before being allowed to leave the country. Local NGOs have expressed concern at the scheme’s potential for abuse.
“The Government of the Maldives is obliged under the international human rights instruments it has ratified to ensure the security and physical integrity of all persons,” said the Human Rights NGO in a statement released yesterday.
The OHCHR urged the government to “firmly defend the independence of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives in line with the commitments made during the first UPR of the Maldives in 2011.”
PG Muhuthaz Muhusin has withdrawn corruption charges against Islamic Minister’s wife Fathimath Afiyaa for forming a company with a foreign party to trade in jewelry – an offense that carries a three year jail term.