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News in Brief

  • Civil Court rules customs has authority to confiscate imported goods
  • Over 35 sentences not enforced, reveals Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed
  • Warning issued to government in Dharumavantha mosque Friday sermon
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Bangladesh halts worker migration to the Maldives

Bangladesh has temporarily blocked migration of its nationals to the Maldives – an action described by one key local employer as a response to decades of failure by Maldivian authorities to deal with “human trafficking” and labour management .


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Supreme Court ejects lawyer defending Elections Commission

The Elections Commission’s lawyer, former Attorney General Husnu Suood, was accused of contempt and removed from court along with the MDP’s legal team, including Hisaan Hussein and Hassan Latheef.


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MDP to re-establish permanent protest site after “cynical attempt to delay election”

“It is deeply worrying to hear comments calling for the annulment of the election,” observed Commonwealth Special Envoy Sir Donald McKinnon, as the MDP returned to its first protest site at Raalhugandu.


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Juvenile Court sentences 17 year-old boy to four months in prison for kissing girl

The Juvenile Court has sentenced a 17 year-old boy to four months in prison after he kissed a 16 year-old girl in a court waiting room. The girl was sentenced to four months house arrest.


‘Al Andalus’ speech did not violate broadcasting code of ethics: Broadcasting Commission thumbnail

‘Al Andalus’ speech did not violate broadcasting code of ethics: Broadcasting Commission

In a brief statement the Broadcasting Commission declared today that the state broadcaster had not violated the broadcasting code of ethics by airing the sermon.


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Scattered protests erupt in capital after MDP declares continuous protests against election postponement

Speaker of Parliament Abdulla Shahid confirmed to Minivan News that he was pepper sprayed by police while at least one MDP MP was arrested after the party urged the Elections Commission to disregard the Supreme Court’s controversial injunction.


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Supreme Court issues injunction indefinitely delaying election run-off

The Maldives Supreme Court has issued an injunction delaying the second round of the presidential elections until it has finished looking into alleged discrepancies in the first round.


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Busting black magic on Guraidhoo

A wide-spread deep belief in the supernatural combined with a tense presidential poll has increased paranoia, and has spurred a group of men to actively patrol the two schools where polling booths will be placed, and to conduct a drive to undo the effects of fanditha on Guraidhoo Island.


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Supreme Court continues collecting statements from Jumhooree Party witnesses

The Supreme Court commenced direct examination and cross examination of witnesses during last Sunday’s hearings, while the Jumhooree Party requested to submit a leaked police intelligence report as evidence.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories