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  • Everything will change once Rilwan is found, police commissioner tells Haveeru
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President Yameen’s administration has failed, contends Nasheed thumbnail

President Yameen’s administration has failed, contends Nasheed

If the ruling PPM’s concern over the recent arson attack on his party’s office in Addu City was genuine, the former president said he feared a “third hand” could overthrow President Abdulla Yameen’s administration.


MDP office in Addu City torched after masked men attack rally thumbnail

MDP office in Addu City torched after masked men attack rally

A group of masked men wielding wooden planks and rocks attacked participants of an MDP rally held at the harbour area of the Feydhoo ward earlier in the evening.


UK police to investigate death threat sent to former President Nasheed thumbnail

UK police to investigate death threat sent to former President Nasheed

“The information shared by UK police so far is that the texts received from the ‘private’ number are threats sent through Cardboardfish.com,” Nasheed tweeted today.


Police deny arresting worshippers at Dharumavantha mosque thumbnail

Police deny arresting worshippers at Dharumavantha mosque

“Today the govt acted against radicals but MDP stepped in & helped them spread their message. I thought we were together in this fight,” Home Minister Umar Naseer tweeted on Friday.


Centre for Law and Democracy suggests Maldives failing to protect journalists thumbnail

Centre for Law and Democracy suggests Maldives failing to protect journalists

In an open letter to President Abdulla Yameen the Canadian NGO suggested that unsolved attacks on media outlets and the disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan show the Maldives is failing to adhere to human rights obligations.


Asia Pacific Forum urges president to preserve independence of HRCM thumbnail

Asia Pacific Forum urges president to preserve independence of HRCM

“In expressing its considered opinion to the UPR, the HRCM is fulfilling its official and legal mandate,” reads a letter from APF Chairperson Dr Ali Ben Smaihk Al-Marri sent to President Yameen on September 24.


IS un-Islamic and anti-Islamic, tells Dr Waheed at UN General Assembly thumbnail

IS un-Islamic and anti-Islamic, tells Dr Waheed at UN General Assembly

“Islam, our great religion of peace, compassion and tolerance, is being hijacked by radical and extremist elements to perpetuate hatred and violence,” Dr Waheed said at the 69th session of the General Assembly.


Former justice minister slams “judicial dictatorship” thumbnail

Former justice minister slams “judicial dictatorship”

“If we don’t want an executive dictatorship from a dictatorship, we don’t want a judicial dictatorship either,” the former speaker of parliament said, calling on the public to speak out for judicial reform.


Allegations of ties between police and terrorist groups harm national interest, says police commissioner thumbnail

Allegations of ties between police and terrorist groups harm national interest, says police commissioner

“The commissioner of police said no one who wishes well or wants a good future for the country would speak ill of the public and talk either in the Maldives or abroad in a manner that could render the country’s sound institutions powerless,” reads a news update from the police media.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories