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Police Integrity Commission Chair resigns citing institution’s failure to hold police accountable thumbnail

Police Integrity Commission Chair resigns citing institution’s failure to hold police accountable

“I don’t believe that sitting there would enable me to do anything good for this country,” said Shahinda Ismail after her resignation last night. “If police are allowed to act like this – there will never be an end to this.”


Former President Nasheed will attend willingly if case is heard in legitimate court: MDP thumbnail

Former President Nasheed will attend willingly if case is heard in legitimate court: MDP

“Why doesn’t the Supreme Court take the initiative and transfer the case against Nasheed from the unlawful Hulhumale’ court to a legally established court? He would willingly attend [his trial] then,” MDP MP Ahmed Sameer has claimed.


Former President Nasheed arrested in morning raid thumbnail

Former President Nasheed arrested in morning raid

Masked police in gas masks and riot gear have stormed a house on Fares-Mathoda in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll and taken former President Mohamed Nasheed into custody.


Former education chief calls for security review after being assaulted in street thumbnail

Former education chief calls for security review after being assaulted in street

While stressing that attacks on politicians within the country remained “rare” occurrences, Dr Musthafa Luthfy claimed that it was the responsibility of police to ensure “order was maintained” across the nation amidst rising political tensions.


Police issued with arrest warrant for Nasheed thumbnail

Police issued with arrest warrant for Nasheed

Police confirm that they have been given a warrant by the Hulhumale’ Magistrate’s Court which empowers them to arrest former President Mohamed Nasheed – currently campaigning in the south – and to present him at Tuesday’s criminal court hearing.


Islamic Ministry denies religious pressure on murdered Afrasheem, while police seek foreign help with case thumbnail

Islamic Ministry denies religious pressure on murdered Afrasheem, while police seek foreign help with case

Minister of Islamic Affairs Minister Shaheem Ali Saeed meanwhile said the Islamic Ministry had not forced Afrasheem to offer a public apology for anything in his last television appearance.


Politicians and businessmen funding gangs to attack opponents: Asia Foundation thumbnail

Politicians and businessmen funding gangs to attack opponents: Asia Foundation

Gang members interviewed by the Asia Foundation were paid thousands of rufiya to attack political opponents, protest and destroy property, with many stating that immunity from prosecution was normally part of the deal.


High court rejects Nasheed’s appeal challenging legitimacy of Hulhumale’ magistrate court thumbnail

High court rejects Nasheed’s appeal challenging legitimacy of Hulhumale’ magistrate court

“Not in the mood to be straitjacketed and put in a dungeon,” Nasheed tells supporters, as legal team challenges legitimacy of Hulhumale Magistrate Court.


Comment: Impunity can only be matched with impunity thumbnail

Comment: Impunity can only be matched with impunity

When legal systems break down to the level we are seeing, laws are not worth the paper they are written on, argues Chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Committee, Ibrahim ‘Ibra’ Ismail.


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