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Supreme Court takes over Civil Court case on legitimacy of transfer of power thumbnail

Supreme Court takes over Civil Court case on legitimacy of transfer of power

Meanwhile, in her report to the United Nations Human Rights Council following a visit to the Maldives, UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul observed that it was “troublesome that some of the Supreme Court’s interventions are perceived as arbitrary and as serving the judges’ own personal interests.”


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Police summon JSC member over gang link allegations

Saleem has been accused of “exploiting a gang to commit crimes, including mugging,” according to local media. He allegedly enlisted a gang to recover money owed to him. The case is under investigation.


Government agrees to US$454,000 waste management funding; councillors warn situation a “disaster” thumbnail

Government agrees to US$454,000 waste management funding; councillors warn situation a “disaster”

The Ministry of Finance has agreed to provide Male’ City Council (MCC) with an estimated MVR 7 million in funding this month to try and alleviate a build up of waste in and around the capital that local councillors and MPs claim poses a “national disaster”.


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Coalition coy over timeline to unveil President Waheed’s election running mate

A senior member of the coalition told local news website CNM that Thasmeen’s appointment was “almost finalised” and other coalition parties had no objections.


“Maldivians must rise against terrorism”: Attorney General thumbnail

“Maldivians must rise against terrorism”: Attorney General

Referring to Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam’s remarks earlier in the week, Attorney General Aishath Bisham echoed that a number of Maldivian youth had enrolled themselves in terrorist groups and training camps abroad.


Comment: In black and white thumbnail

Comment: In black and white

Part one of a series by Judicial Services Commission whistleblower Aishath Velezinee, unpacking former UN Project Director Aminath Naaz’s report, ‘Access to Justice in the Maldives: Through the Eyes of a Colourless Lens’.


Two men charged with attack on Raajje TV reporter thumbnail

Two men charged with attack on Raajje TV reporter

Police have pressed charges against two suspects allegedly involved in the attack on Raajje TV Reporter Ibrahim ‘Aswad’ Waheed.


Police Commissioner accuses politicians of involvement in gang activity thumbnail

Police Commissioner accuses politicians of involvement in gang activity

Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz has alleged politicians are often responsible for encouraging gang-related activities in the capital island Male’.


MDP alleges 117 cases filed against February 8 2012 protesters “politically motivated” thumbnail

MDP alleges 117 cases filed against February 8 2012 protesters “politically motivated”

MDP’s legal team alleged senior Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) officials pointed out to the police who to arrest and were now providing the witness statements against the MDP protesters in court, in absence of other evidence.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories