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5, including 2 councilors arrested from Saturday’s protest
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Five people, including two councilors were arrested from the opposition’s demonstration in Male’ City on Saturday evening. Saturday evening’s demonstration was organized by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s Youth Wing. The five protestors were arrested from the crossroad between
Police: Report of impeding arrest of officers false
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Maldives Police Service has refuted reports Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Abdulla Nawaz is about to fire a number of police officers from the service. A list – purportedly of police officers whose arrests have been ordered went viral in social media circles last Saturday. The list
President: Russia, China, Saudi are our closest allies
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Russia, China and Saudi Arabia were the foreign countries which tried the hardest to assist Maldives overcome the recent period of political turmoil, and they are Maldives’ closest allies, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. President Yameen made the statement during his speech at
2 international reporters on tourist visa to be deported
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The two international reporters arrested by the authorities for working while on tourist visa will be deported, says Maldives Immigration. The two AFP reporters - Money Sharma from India and Atish Ravji Patel from the UK were arrested by the authorities last Friday. Immigration said in a
President: Apology owed for military intervention comments
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Calling for foreign military intervention in Maldives is something which should be apologized to the general public for, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Speaking at PPM's gathering "Magey Gaum, Magey Dheen" – which translates to “My Country, My Religion” - at Alimas Carnival on
PPM calls to investigate call to foreign invasion of Maldives
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Governing party, PPM, has called to investigate the former President, Mohamed Nasheed's call to foreign invasion of the by Maldives by armed forces. Speaking at a press conference at the PPM Office today, the Leader of the party's Parliamentary Group, Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik, said that it is
Qasim: Will not take part in any foreign military influence
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Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim, has said that he would not take part a foreign military influence that could affect the independence of the country. The JP Leader took to Twitter after the self-exiled former President Mohamed in the UK called for military aid from India to resolve
Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed suspended
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Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed – currently detained at Dhoonidhoo Custodial on charges of bribery and attempting to stage a coup – has been suspended. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed was arrested from the Supreme Court just hours after a State of Emergency was declared in the country. Police have
Delegation from EU in Maldives for update on political crisis
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A delegation from European Union has arrived in Maldives for an update on the current political crisis in Maldives. The delegation includes representatives from the UK and Germany. The delegation met with members of opposition political parties this Thursday. Opposition party members which
Dhunya: My father is “in a mess created by Nasheed”
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Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom – currently in detention on charges of attempting to stage a coup – is in a “mess” created by former President Mohamed Nasheed, says Maumoon’s daughter, State Minister at Ministry of Health, Dhunya Maumoon. Maumoon and Nasheed, former
UN Security Council to discuss Maldivian political crisis
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The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a secret meeting this Thursday to discuss the current political crisis in Maldives, reports AFP, in correspondence with foreign diplomats. AFP says the UN’s Political Affairs Department will be reading its report on the political crisis
HRCM: Maumoon, Chief Justice, Judge Ali Hameed doing well
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Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed – detained on charges of attempting to stage a coup – are going well, says Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM). HRCM said in a statement last Wednesday night that the commission
Ministers dispatched to China, Pakistan, Saudi for updates on political crisis
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Cabinet ministers have been dispatched to China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as special envoys of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to provide updates on the current political crisis in Maldives. Some foreign countries have issued travel advisories, warning their citizens against travelling to
Shainee invites parties to re-start talks
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The government has extended invitation for political parties in Maldives to re-start an open dialogue, coming after a week of political turmoil in the country with the surprise Supreme Court order to release nine political figures on February 1. Efforts to re-start all party talks have failed
President: Will never forget the day 4 people brought the State to its knees
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The people of Maldives are still in despair, the day some three, four people brought the State to its knees will not be forgotten, says President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Speaking at a function held for the female members of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), at the Y2018