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.
“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 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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.