HRCM member Jeehan Mahmoud said that the decision to punish the minor, which has since garnered global attention, represented “continuous failure” on behalf of the whole state to protect children and other victims of sexual abuse.
The Prosecutor General (PG) has filed drug related charges against Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) senior figures who were arrested on Hondaidhoo Island in November last year while they were in possession and under the influence of illegal substances.
The Juvenile Court ruling was overturned based on discrepancies present in the girl’s statement and the fact that she was unable to correctly define the legal definition of pre-marital sex. She was also said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The police services watchdog has confirmed it will investigate a post made by Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz who yesterday shared with his followers a letter calling upon police to “say no” to former President Mohamed Nasheed on September 7 – the date of the upcoming presidential elections.
“We attended to almost all their requests, but there are some demands that we cannot meet. For example, one of their demands was to see our IT section,” said Elections Commission President Fuwad Thowfeek. The PPM have denied having sought this kind of access.
Dr Abdul Samad Abdulla has been admitted to intensive care in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital after suffering a severe heart attack, the government has confirmed.
Abdulla Riyaz has revealed details of a new agreement between Turkey and the Maldives Police Service. Meanwhile, former President Nasheed has decried the failure to reform the institution.
As a few local film-makers turn to online video sharing sites to circumnavigate a perceived lack of creativity in mainstream media, local artists and authorities have cited a lack of understanding concerning the value of art to Maldivian society by the state and the wider public.
“We are concerned about attacks by political parties on the Elections Commission,” NGO Federation President Ahmed Nizam told Minivan News today.