The HRCM has written to the Home Ministry urging it to refrain from “unlawful sanctions” that would prevent such groups from their protecting human rights. The commission has also met with the police service after allegations of the misuse of strip searches following recent political protests.
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has this week said there could be no doubt that the murder of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MP Dr Afrasheem Ali was a politically motivated attack, while calling for justice to be expedited against his alleged attackers.
Customs workers are aggrieved about senior staff engaging in discriminatory, nepotistic practices, that have led to inequitable promotions, retirement packages, and training opportunities, multiple customs workers told Minivan News today.
Air traffic controllers in the Maldives say they are building up to a full work stoppage over ongoing grievances and safety concerns left unaddressed by the current government. Such strikes could lead to delays and disruption of flights to the luxury tourism destination, that welcomes almost one million tourists a year.
Police have forwarded cases of four additional individuals to the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) for their alleged involvement in the murder of MP Dr Afrasheem Ali last year – taking the total number of suspects facing charges over the attack to seven.
The Indian High Commission in Male’ has accused numerous state institutions of being complicit in – even “deliberately encouraging” – the nonpayment and subsequent deportation of hundreds of it nationals employed in the Maldives.
“The Maldives Broadcasting Commission was threatening media organizations, was failing to establish equality in implementing regulations, was failing to implement the Broadcasting Act and therefore MMC has lost faith in the current members of MBC,” MMC President Husham Mohamed told local media.
“It’s not just myself and my family, but Elections Commission staff, including most directors and even some heads of ballot boxes and other polling station staff who have received threatening messages that they and their families will be killed,” Elections Commission Chair Fuwad Thowfeek told Minivan News.
The Criminal Court has released six persons arrested during the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) protest calling for presidential elections, on condition that they do not participate in protests for two months.