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“No idea” why criminal court has taken so long to process museum vandalism case: PG’s Office thumbnail

“No idea” why criminal court has taken so long to process museum vandalism case: PG’s Office

A Judiciary Media Unit official said the hearing was cancelled after the two defendants did not receive their summoning chit to the Criminal Court.


Former MNDF Male’ Area Commander Brigadier General Didi contests charges of illegally arresting judge thumbnail

Former MNDF Male’ Area Commander Brigadier General Didi contests charges of illegally arresting judge

General Didi’s lawyer raised question as to whether the state had proven to the court the innocence of Judge Abdulla Mohamed, to which article 81 of the penal code referred to.


Maldives ranked world’s 22nd “most miserable place” by Business Insider thumbnail

Maldives ranked world’s 22nd “most miserable place” by Business Insider

Using a “crude economic measure” called the ‘misery index’, the Maldives came 22nd out of 197 nations reviewed, placing between Iran and the Gaza Strip.


Housing Ministry asks Male City Council to hand over MDP protest site in seven days, despite High Court order thumbnail

Housing Ministry asks Male City Council to hand over MDP protest site in seven days, despite High Court order

The repeated demand comes a day after the High Court overturned a Civil Court order backing the government’s previous order that the land be handed over.


Judicial Services Commission subject to “external influence”: UN Special Rapporteur thumbnail

Judicial Services Commission subject to “external influence”: UN Special Rapporteur

“I have heard from numerous sources that the current composition of the JSC is inadequate and politicised,” UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul has said.


Government denies deal over Nasheed’s exit from Indian High Commission thumbnail

Government denies deal over Nasheed’s exit from Indian High Commission

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said Nasheed’s exit from the Indian High Commission was not the result of a negotiations with a high-level Indian delegation.


Certain parliamentary committees trying to discredit police: Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz thumbnail

Certain parliamentary committees trying to discredit police: Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz

“The police lost credibility among the public the day they came out on the streets, toppled an elected democratic government and brutalised the people they were supposed to defend and uphold,” said committee member MP Ahmed Easa.


High Court overturns Civil Court ruling against Male’ City Council over MDP protest site thumbnail

High Court overturns Civil Court ruling against Male’ City Council over MDP protest site

The High Court has invalidated a Civil Court ruling ordering Male’ City Council (MCC) to hand over the MDP’s protest site to the government.


Journalists need to act more professionally to prevent further confrontation: MJA, MBC thumbnail

Journalists need to act more professionally to prevent further confrontation: MJA, MBC

“Some journalists are not doing their work professionally in the Maldives. The biggest problem is that they do not have much education or training [in journalism] and because of that they write anything”: Maldives Broadcast Commission Vice President Mohamed Shahyb.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories