Judge Ali Naseer ruled that cases concerning the candidacy of persons standing for parliament was in the jurisdiction of the High Court.
Ibrahim Azar requested to be transferred from his cell more than an hour before he was severely beaten and sustained serious head injuries, according to a report shared with the Majlis by correctional services. Azar is yet to come out of his coma.
“We can never accept the level of political influence and the ugly money of corruption that has entered most courts of Maldives. We have to reform these courts. Development for the Maldives can only be achieved if the people Maldives are able to get justice and equality.”
“We urge you not to undermine our judicial system,” Dunya Maumoon told the UN Human Rights Council yesterday. “We call on all to respect our institutions, young though they may be. And we urge you to base your partnership with us on dialogue and cooperation, not on judgment and retribution.”
The local NGO fears “societal myths and misinformation” will lead to further suffering for woman at the center of the recent incident in Malé. Meanwhile, a mix-up with test results in neighboring Hulhumalé is reported to have resulted in a patient’s suicide attempt.
“I have to say again that the first [institution] to do this was the Supreme Court. As far as I know, the sumoto mechanism they have made to prosecute Elections Commission members is against the constitution of the Maldives,” EC President Fuwad Thowfeek told MPs on the government oversight committee yesterday.
The Civil Court has ruled that Alhan Fahmy’s lawsuit can be continued despite the Maldivian Democratic Party MP not having exhausted all internal MDP procedures. The MP claims the Feydhoo party primary – in which he came second – was fraudulent.
As the MVR25 million budget needed to conduct the parliamentary elections on March 22 has yet to be released to the commission, EC members informed MPs on the government oversight committee today that it was dependent on the Finance Ministry to settle expenses incurred in preparation for the polls.
The religious and the liberals and those who are genuinely concerned about religion, human rights, or crimes should oppose this political madness, not each other, writes Abdur-Rahman.