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Government-aligned parties condemn India for hosting “cowardly” Nasheed thumbnail

Government-aligned parties condemn India for hosting “cowardly” Nasheed

MDP Spokesperson Imthiyaz Fahmy dismissed the remarks made by the government-aligned parties, claiming that their respective leaders were desperate to eliminate Nasheed from the upcoming presidential election.


President’s Human Rights Ambassador calls on Elections Commission to dissolve “terrorist” MDP thumbnail

President’s Human Rights Ambassador calls on Elections Commission to dissolve “terrorist” MDP

“I cannot believe, in fact, I do not at all want to believe, that there can be anyone with views opposing that of the government. There should be no opposition parties. Everyone should have the same views. There can, however, be parties created to hold the government accountable,” stated Ibrahim Didi.


“Certain actions by protesters could be classed as terrorism”: Police Superintendent thumbnail

“Certain actions by protesters could be classed as terrorism”: Police Superintendent

Nawaz told Minivan News on Monday (February 18) that certain acts performed by protesters over the last few days – including setting fire to a police vehicle – “could be classed as terrorism”.


Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court issues second arrest warrant for Nasheed thumbnail

Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court issues second arrest warrant for Nasheed

The Judiciary Media Unity confirmed that the Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court has now issued a new arrest warrant, ordering police to produce Nasheed in court on February 20 at 4:00pm.


Uncertainty the only certainty in Maldives capital thumbnail

Uncertainty the only certainty in Maldives capital

By morning, Nasheed – as far as anyone knows – remains in the high commission. Diplomatic relations between India and Maldives, if reportedly strained, are still being observed.


Comment: Honeymoon over for Maldivians in paradise thumbnail

Comment: Honeymoon over for Maldivians in paradise

By taking refuge in the Indian High Commission Nasheed has taken the upper-hand for perhaps the first time since the coup, writes Ibrahim Maiz.


Further protests as MDP calls for international community to be “mindful” of Maldives judiciary thumbnail

Further protests as MDP calls for international community to be “mindful” of Maldives judiciary

In contrast to Friday night’s protest, where 55 people were arrested following clashes with police, demonstrators last night took part in a “seated protest” in the intersection between Majeedhee Magu and Chaandhanee Magu.


Police used disproportionate force against MDP protesters: HRCM thumbnail

Police used disproportionate force against MDP protesters: HRCM

“We have already seen a lot of these statements and reports. Some have pointed out many acts of police brutality and the use of excessive force. Why is it that no actions are taken against any of these people?” MDP Spokesperson Imthiyaz Fahmy said in response to the statement by the HRCM.


Elections Commission Head warns a compromised Nasheed trial could create doubt over election integrity thumbnail

Elections Commission Head warns a compromised Nasheed trial could create doubt over election integrity

President of the Elections Commission (EC) Fuad Thaufeeq has expressed concern over former President Mohamed Nasheed’s decision to take refuge in the Indian High Commission.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories