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  • High Court throws out Nazim’s search warrant appeal
  • Opposition delegation in meetings with diplomatic missions in Colombo
  • Minor stabbed in Malé
Civil Court concludes first hearing of Hulhumalé Court challenge thumbnail

Civil Court concludes first hearing of Hulhumalé Court challenge

“Firstly [the JSC] stated that the bench is not in existence and then they said that we have brought no changes to the bench,” said Nasheed lawyer Ahmed Abdulla. “We were unable to comprehend what they were saying”.


Opposition concerned at “interference” with educational institutions thumbnail

Opposition concerned at “interference” with educational institutions

The Maldivian Democratic Party’s education committee as expressed concern at the effect of the government’s attempts to vacate faculties used by the Maldives National University and Mandhu College.


Nasheed predicts he will soon be jailed thumbnail

Nasheed predicts he will soon be jailed

“Nevertheless, with your permission, I would like to spend my jail days as the president of this party,” said Nasheed at the MDP’s National Council meeting, requesting that the party “try and find a way in which I could be saved without being sentenced”.


Police accuse Nazim of plotting coup, planning to harm senior government officials thumbnail

Police accuse Nazim of plotting coup, planning to harm senior government officials

Evidence suggests the former defense minister was plotting to harm government officials and overthrow the government, say police. Nazim’s lawyers say their client is being framed.


Former Defence Minister Nazim remanded for 15 days thumbnail

Former Defence Minister Nazim remanded for 15 days

Members from both the Adhaalath and the Jumhooree Party have today said they will join Nazim’s legal team, while the Prosecutor General’s Office has declined to comment on any aspect of the case.


Rubeena’s mother travels to Malé as campaign grows in Kerala thumbnail

Rubeena’s mother travels to Malé as campaign grows in Kerala

The mother of the Indian national, held for four and a half years without charge on infanticide charges, will seek to visit her daughter, while the campaign for her release continues at home.


Former Defence Minister arrested on illegal weapons charge thumbnail

Former Defence Minister arrested on illegal weapons charge

Nazim’s lawyer has said police told him his client was being charged with offences related to activities against the state, while his arrest form described the charges as terrorism and possession of illegal items.


Malé pedestrianised zones to be piloted on February 15 thumbnail

Malé pedestrianised zones to be piloted on February 15

Housing minister Dr Mohamed Muizzu said the scheme will see the closure Heena Goalhi and Raiyvilla Magu in Henveiru ward to vehicles, including bicycles, until June 8.


High Court cannot deliberate on Hulhumalé court bench thumbnail

High Court cannot deliberate on Hulhumalé court bench

High Court has decided today that it does not have the jurisdiction to deliberate on the legality of the process in which the Hulhumalé Magistrate Court’s bench was formed.


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