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Maldivians to take Gaza fundraising efforts to new heights thumbnail

Maldivians to take Gaza fundraising efforts to new heights

Efforts to assist the people of Palestine will culminate in an unprecedented 33 hour telethon aired across multiple broadcasters this weekend. There will be a joining of hands across the capital Malé at 5pm on Saturday while state and private companies urge staff to donate wages.


Death threats lead to self-censorship, says Reporters Without Borders thumbnail

Death threats lead to self-censorship, says Reporters Without Borders

“The authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists. This includes arresting those responsible for these threats. The authorities must end the culture of intimidation and impunity by ceasing to turn a blind eye to abuses by the rival gangs,” said RSF.


Police to dismantle huts in Malé to curb gang violence thumbnail

Police to dismantle huts in Malé to curb gang violence

Police said that huts and other sheltered areas used as makeshift dens by gangs “facilitate the assaults happening in Malé as well as the drug trade”.


Government will not hesitate to implement death penalty: Home Ministry thumbnail

Government will not hesitate to implement death penalty: Home Ministry

After two murders in the past seven days, the ministry has said it “will not hesitate to implement the death penalty placed by the courts upon persons who stab and murder with the willful intent to kill”.


Government “indifference” to Addu ferry services discriminatory, says Meedhoo MP Rozaina thumbnail

Government “indifference” to Addu ferry services discriminatory, says Meedhoo MP Rozaina

After ferry services came to a complete standstill over the Eid holidays, Addu Meedhu MP Rozaina and Mayor Abdulla Sodiq have spoken out against the government’s failure to maintain adequate public transport in the Maldives’ second city.


Stabbing victim dies in hospital as police make 12 arrests thumbnail

Stabbing victim dies in hospital as police make 12 arrests

Local media identified the deceased as Mohamed Mazin, from Dhiggaamaage in Noonu Miladhoo, who was stabbed three times in the back on Saturday morning near the Henveiru park and died while undergoing treatment at the ICU.


Three more hospitalised as wave of attacks continues thumbnail

Three more hospitalised as wave of attacks continues

Two men were stabbed this morning, and another last night, in the Henveiru Park area of Malé. These attacks brings the total number of violent incidents reported in the last week to nine.


Government’s respect for religious freedom declined in 2013: US State Department report thumbnail

Government’s respect for religious freedom declined in 2013: US State Department report

“There were reports of governmental detention, religious intolerance, and restriction of religious freedom. Governmental pressure to conform to a stricter interpretation of Islamic practice increased, particularly in the lead-up to presidential elections,” says US religious freedom report.


Israeli tourists evacuated from Thulusdhoo after local unrest thumbnail

Israeli tourists evacuated from Thulusdhoo after local unrest

Thirty Israeli tourists were among those who voluntarily left the island of Thulusdhoo yesterday after the destruction of an anti-Israeli placard by an Israeli surfer. Protesters travelling to the island from Malé were detained by police on arrival.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories