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  1. Maldives president loses parliamentary majority after lawmakers defectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 4 | The Star Online

    ... coalition, which includes the party of exiled former leader Mohamed Nasheed and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said Mohamed had been deliberately ignoring requests to summon government officials for questioning. Nasheed said on Twitter: ...

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  2. Maldives President Loses Parliamentary Majority After Lawmakers DefectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | US News & World Report

    ... coalition, which includes the party of exiled former leader Mohamed Nasheed and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said Mohamed had been deliberately ignoring requests to summon government officials for questioning. Nasheed said on Twitter: ...

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  3. No-confidence motion submitted against Maldives speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | Star Tribune

    ... and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Gayoom. In March, Nasheed and former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and two other parties signed an agreement to form an opposition alliance. Maumoon runs a rival faction within the Progressive ...

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  4. The Maldives Government Issued Arrest Warrants for Bloggers on TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Eff.org

    Long before Cameroon or Ethiopia cut off their citizens from the internet, a small south Asian country was pioneering the practice. Back in 2004, then-President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom shut down internet access in the wake of protests against his government.

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  5. Father of slain Maldives journalist says his govt stalling probeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Indian Express

    ... His father set up an English-language school in the southern island of Addu, defying then-dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's efforts to centralise modern education in MalA alone. The family later left for India to avoid the persecution that ...

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  6. The Maldives must investigate murder of journalist Yameen Rasheed and ...Read the original story

    May 9, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    The authorities in the Maldives must follow President Gayoom's call to carry out a public inquiry into the murder of the prominent journalist, blogger and human rights defender, Yameen Rasheed, and bring the perpetrators to justice," say a group* of United Nations experts. We strongly condemn the killing of Mr. Rasheed and we urge the Government of the Maldives to take action now to promote and protect the rights of their people to express their views freely, Yameen Rasheed was found stabbed in the stairway of his home in Male on 23 April.

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  7. 'Radicalisation of Maldives should raise alarm in India'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | Rediff.com

    ... to be supportive in effecting those reforms, especially as supporters of PPM and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the Jumhooree Party, the Adhaalath Party and the MDP represent over 85 per cent of the voting population in the Maldives. Now is ...

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  8. Maldives opposition party leader arrested for alleged plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... with Maldives' first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Nasheed, its former strongman leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and another political party. Qasim, who was a candidate in the 2013 presidential election, backed Yameen in the second round of ...

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  9. Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... he and Yameen fell apart and he formed an opposition coalition along with former presidents Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, a half brother of Yameen. The Maldives has suffered from unrest since Nasheed, its first democratically elected leader, was ...

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  10. Maldives Opposition reaches out to India, says will review contracts to ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | The Times of India

    ... However, with 4 opposition parties coming together and even former dictator and Yameen's half-brother Maumoon Abdul Gayoom joining hands with Nasheed, this may be just the right time for India to consider putting pressure on Yameen to ensure timely ...

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  11. Death of Maldives Student: Parents don't think it is suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | The Daily Star

    ... her land on the cover of Vogue India in October last year. Meanwhile, former president of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has tweeted, "Deeply shocked by the sudden death of young Maldivian female student in Bangladesh". Meanwhile, talking to The ...

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  12. Diplomatic Enclave: Political challengeRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2017 | Mydigitalfc.com

    ... majority. The move came after Nasheed had formed a coalition with one-time rival, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Jumhoree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim and Adhaalath Party leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla. The coalition intends to keep up the ...

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  13. Why is India silent on the crackdown in the Maldives?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Rediff.com

    Embattled Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who narrowly survived a no-confidence motion against the parliament speaker on Monday, March 27, is practising the age-old dictum: Attack is the best defence. President Yameen was pushed to the wall by a grand alliance of four major parties last Friday which included his half-brother, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

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  14. Maldives ex-leader vows fightback after vote chaos0 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | India.com

    Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed vowed today to keep up the pressure on the government after it deployed troops to remove his MPs from parliament, drawing a warning from Washington. Nasheed admitted he had been unable to secure "outright victory" in his bid to seize control of parliament by entering into a pact with the president's half-brother, former strongman president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

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  15. US asks Maldives to restore democracy after chaotic voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The Maldives' ruling party has sacked the country's former strongman president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as its leader after he led an unsuccessful rebellion against his half-brother, who is now in power. MALE: The United States on Tuesday asked the Maldives to restore faith in democracy after the government deployed troops to parliament to forcibly remove opposition politicians, sparking chaotic scenes.

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  16. Maldives Speaker Survives Impeachment Vote Amid ChaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Voice of America

    ... An opposition coalition including the parties of exiled ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom had said some government legislators were expected to vote for impeachment. Maldives Independent, an online news website, ...

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  17. Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker24 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | India.com

    ... lawmakers within President Gayoom's party, in which his half-brother and former 30-year strongman ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom runs a rival faction. Maumoon, the Maldives' first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed, and two other parties ...

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  18. Fresh political crisis hits MaldivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Daily Star

    Security forces physically ejected protesting MPs from the Maldives parliament yesterday in chaotic scenes during a failed opposition attempt to impeach the speaker and destabilise the president ahead of elections next year. Lawmakers shouted and stood on their chairs and one tried to remove the speaker's seat ahead of the impeachment vote, which came a day after exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed announced a unity pact with the president's powerful half-brother -- the former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

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  19. Maldives exiled leader Nasheed vows to take parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... held by President Abdulla Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM). Nasheed said former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, a half brother of Yameen, signed an agreement at the weekend vowing to work together to secure, among other things, freedom ...

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  20. Maldives' First Democratic Leader, Ex-Strongman Sign PactRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 | Voice of America

    ... Nasheed and eight votes with the two other parties, which are party to the agreement. Former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom runs a rival faction within the Progressive Party of Maldives, which is led by the current president, his half brother. The ...

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