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  • MACL chief says airport dependent on foreign workers
Human Rights Commission condemns government’s “intimidation” of NGOs thumbnail

Human Rights Commission condemns government’s “intimidation” of NGOs

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.


Gayoom urges authorities to expedite justice in ‘politically motivated’ Afrasheem murder thumbnail

Gayoom urges authorities to expedite justice in ‘politically motivated’ Afrasheem murder

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.


Maldives customs workers suspend strike, give management one week to meet demands thumbnail

Maldives customs workers suspend strike, give management one week to meet demands

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.


MACL denies imminent strike action by air traffic controllers, as staff allege pay and safety concerns thumbnail

MACL denies imminent strike action by air traffic controllers, as staff allege pay and safety concerns

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.


Four additional cases sent to state prosecutors over Afrasheem murder thumbnail

Four additional cases sent to state prosecutors over Afrasheem murder

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.


Indian authorities report hundreds of workers forced from Maldives without wages thumbnail

Indian authorities report hundreds of workers forced from Maldives without wages

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.


Maldives’ media in spotlight as election fallout continues thumbnail

Maldives’ media in spotlight as election fallout continues

“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.


Death threats force Elections Commission to seek police assistance thumbnail

Death threats force Elections Commission to seek police assistance

“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.


Six protesters released on condition they don’t participate in protests for two months thumbnail

Six protesters released on condition they don’t participate in protests for two months

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.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories