Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed has said there is insufficient time to conduct a fair trial before the presidential elections scheduled for September 7.
The Civil Court has ruled that a decision by the Maldives Police Service to cease cooperating with opposition-aligned TV station Raajje TV was unconstitutional.
Following the release of party membership statistics, the government-aligned DRP expressed alleging that the Elections Commission was being politically influenced by fellow government party, the PPM.
Deal creates a monopoly in a critical sector of the tourism market, warns former Minister of Economic Development, Mahmood Razee.
The High Court has rejected procedural points raised by former President Mohamed Nasheed, and endorsed the legitimacy of the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court, paving the way for his prosecution.
“It is very wrong to turn ourselves away from a blessing given by Allah. On the other hand, with current technological advancements, that oil can be extracted safely without causing any harm to tourism sector,” claims Jumhoree Party Presidential Candidate, Gasim Ibrahim
The MDP has meanwhile alleged that the court did not even consider remarks made by the detainees’ defence lawyers during the hearing concerning the extension of their detention.
A parliamentary investigation has found that vital evidence relating to CoNI’s core mandate was ignored and no explanation was given as to the reason for this, despite claims by CoNI that no information was disregarded, writes Lucy Johnson, in a letter to Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma.
“These are things that even a mere child won’t accept. There is no hope of justice when it is the police themselves who are investigating their actions,” said Gasim’s widow, Naseema Khaleel.