The critically injured Maafushi jail inmate, Ibrahim Azar, 23, has been flown to Sri Lanka for treatment. A source familiar with the incident has meanwhile revealed details of the circumstances surrounding the assault that left Azar in a coma.
Vice President of the chamber of commerce Ismail Asif has said fishermen plan protests against the EU. He also questioned the motives of the observer mission currently in the country.
The ‘Respect’ campaign was initiated as a result of a survey conducted by the NGO in 2012, which “showed alarming statistics of bullying in schools”. The programme will begin in Villimalé before being taken to other islands later in the year.
“Every woman and girl, regardless of her economic status or where she lives, has equal rights to shape her own future and the future of the country. Human history has shown that women can be, and have been, at the forefront of positive societal advancements,” writes UN Resident Coordinator Dr Akjemal Magtymova.
“The YABC programme has helped in various ways and has helped us to do better and to be better. It has been a huge eye-opener and has taught us how we can bring the change the world needs,” said one of the 30 young people taking place in the week long training camp.
The Maldives Broadcasting Commission has written to private TV station DhiTV asking for it to respond to a complaint alleging that the TV station had broadcast content that was disrespectful to the Anti-Corruption Commission and misled the people.
Ibrahim Azar requested to be transferred from his cell more than an hour before he was severely beaten and sustained serious head injuries, according to a report shared with the Majlis by correctional services. Azar is yet to come out of his coma.
The local NGO fears “societal myths and misinformation” will lead to further suffering for woman at the center of the recent incident in Malé. Meanwhile, a mix-up with test results in neighboring Hulhumalé is reported to have resulted in a patient’s suicide attempt.
The religious and the liberals and those who are genuinely concerned about religion, human rights, or crimes should oppose this political madness, not each other, writes Abdur-Rahman.