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HRCM responds to criticism from the education ministry over UN submission thumbnail

HRCM responds to criticism from the education ministry over UN submission

HRCM denies the accusation made by Education Ministry saying that the UPR was written up based on an outdated report.


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.


Asian Games 2014 kicks off with the biggest ever Maldivian team thumbnail

Asian Games 2014 kicks off with the biggest ever Maldivian team

Maldives contingent of more than two hundred athletes compete with world class athletes at the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea.


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.


Comment: Afrasheem, Rilwan, and the future of the Maldivian community thumbnail

Comment: Afrasheem, Rilwan, and the future of the Maldivian community

Finding justice for Dr Afraheem Ali and Ahmed Rilwan is vital if the Maldives is to move towards a new moral order able to handle the country’s current religious fragmentation, writes Azim Zahir.


Police used excessive force against demonstrators, says HRCM in UPR report thumbnail

Police used excessive force against demonstrators, says HRCM in UPR report

“HRCM observed during dispersal of demonstrations [police] used disproportionate force which was at times discriminatory towards political parties, excessive and disproportionate use of pepper spray at protestors,” reads the report.


HRCM raises concern over growing religious conservatism in Universal Period Review thumbnail

HRCM raises concern over growing religious conservatism in Universal Period Review

“Conservative beliefs that promote women as inferior to men are being spread at an alarming level. Many women believe that their role in society is to be submissive wives and in raising children. There are roughly 400 children being withheld from attending school by their parents due to religious beliefs,” the report stated.


Police unable to find evidence connecting Rilwan’s disappearance with Hulhumalé abduction thumbnail

Police unable to find evidence connecting Rilwan’s disappearance with Hulhumalé abduction

The only witness to have seen Rilwan on the 1am ferry to Hulhumalé has told Minivan News that the police are unwilling to place Rilwan in Hulhumalé as he had been unable recall seeing the 28-year-old journalist exiting the boat.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories