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  • Civil Court rejects Nazim’s defamation case against police chief
  • “A brutal government will not last too long,” says Sheikh Imran
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Transparency reviews the Majlis in 2014

Transparency Maldives has published it’s 2014 Majlis review, reporting that 10 bills were passed in 59 sittings of the 18th People’s Majlis. Of the 85 members elected to the expanded parliament in March, only 16 have since had a flawless attendance record.


Maldivians fighting wars abroad a concern, says Police Commissioner thumbnail

Maldivians fighting wars abroad a concern, says Police Commissioner

It is necessary for all police officers to work together to take immediate action in order stop Maldivians joining wars abroad, he told fellow officers at a police function held yesterday.


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Nasheed requests reappointments to Hulhumalé court be stopped

As the case resumed regarding the legality of the bench assembled to try Nasheed for acts committed while president, his legal team requested that no further appointments be made to the contested bench.


Nasheed trial part of drive to eliminate President’s opponents, says MDP thumbnail

Nasheed trial part of drive to eliminate President’s opponents, says MDP

“If the government believes that the case against President Nasheed is serious; if the case has any substance, why would the government appoint Moosa Ali Jaleel as the defence minister?” asked Fahmy.


ACC investigates corruption in teacher training bid thumbnail

ACC investigates corruption in teacher training bid

The Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate corruption allegations regarding the bidding for teacher-training contracts, while the Teachers’ Association continues to express concern over “abrupt” changes within the sector.


Maldives Trade Union joins opposition’s defence of Constitution thumbnail

Maldives Trade Union joins opposition’s defence of Constitution

Persistent violations have “eroded crucial checks and balances and accountability mechanisms”, said MTU President Fuad Zahir. “All of this is ruining the business confidence and is eroding the guarantees for justice and order”.


Adhaalath Party decides against participation in opposition talks thumbnail

Adhaalath Party decides against participation in opposition talks

Adhaalath Spokesman Sheikh Ali Zahir told Minivan News that the decision was because “no such talks were found to be of use for the time being”, with the party pledging to closely monitor events.


Mandhu College denies violating agreement as eviction looms thumbnail

Mandhu College denies violating agreement as eviction looms

Mandhu College Campus has is contesting allegations that it breached the terms of the Mandhu Learning Centre’s lease after being handed a 15 day eviction notice by the Ministry of Education on January 25.


Maldives’ human rights worsening, Amnesty tells UN thumbnail

Maldives’ human rights worsening, Amnesty tells UN

The report cites the “emergence of vigilante religious groups”, “fundamental flaws” within the judicial system, and the “feared abduction” of Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan as evidence of receding human rights.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories