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  • Everything will change once Rilwan is found, police commissioner tells Haveeru
  • Bank of Maldives’ net profit increases 105 percent in third quarter
  • Malaysian high commission to hold futsal tournament
Maldives Democracy Network to release findings of investigation into Rilwan’s disappearance thumbnail

Maldives Democracy Network to release findings of investigation into Rilwan’s disappearance

The human rights advocacy group has commissioned a foreign expert to conduct an investigation and will share findings of the report tomorrow.


Teachers’ Black Sunday protest prompts government talks, strike decision pending thumbnail

Teachers’ Black Sunday protest prompts government talks, strike decision pending

“The government’s decision to sit for talks and compile a timeline is a sign President Yameen himself attended to the teacher’s demands,” Teachers Association of Maldives President Athif Abdul Hakeem told Minivan News.


Maldives’ UN journey proof small states can contribute to international community: Foreign minister thumbnail

Maldives’ UN journey proof small states can contribute to international community: Foreign minister

“The Maldives journey at the UN, is proof that with smart ideas, small states can successfully contribute and become significant members of the international community,” said Dunya Maumoon told the UNGA.


MP death threats too frequent to report to public: MDP spokesman thumbnail

MP death threats too frequent to report to public: MDP spokesman

Imthiyaz Fahmy has revealed that death threats received by his party’s MPs have become so commonplace that they had stopped publicising them all. “We live in fear,” said the Maafannu North MP.


Teachers Association calls an indefinite strike on Tuesday thumbnail

Teachers Association calls an indefinite strike on Tuesday

“Once we strike, there is no turning back. The options are death or success. God willing, we will only stop once we have achieved success,” TAM president Athif Abdul Hakeem said at the meeting.


Human Rights Commission summoned to Supreme Court thumbnail

Human Rights Commission summoned to Supreme Court

The summons closely follows the submission of an HRCM report to the United Nations Human Rights Council suggesting the Supreme Court’s expanding powers were weakening the judiciary.


Nasheed urges President Yameen to take charge of Rilwan investigation thumbnail

Nasheed urges President Yameen to take charge of Rilwan investigation

“As I see it, the Maldives is getting a bad name in the international community due to crimes like this,” said former President Mohamed Nasheed. If we don’t take proper action against this immediately, our situation will drastically deteriorate in the coming days”.


Prosecutor General’s Office drops charges against CNM journalist Haseen thumbnail

Prosecutor General’s Office drops charges against CNM journalist Haseen

The Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office has dropped criminal charges pressed against Channel News Maldives (CNM) senior journalist Abdulla Haseen for allegedly obstructing police duty during an opposition street protest in July 2012.


Maldives slams Human Rights Council critics after death penalty remarks thumbnail

Maldives slams Human Rights Council critics after death penalty remarks

“The Maldives once again would like to state on record that this Council is mandated to do serious work and it is appalling that statements made here are rooted on misrepresentation and media speculation,” said the Maldivian delegation after criticism from the Swiss.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories