Maldives Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Maldives police arrest opposition leaders after clashesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Opposition supporter shout slogans during a protest demanding Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom resign and jailed ex-president Mohamed Nasheed be freed, in Male', Maldives, Friday, May 1, 2015.

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  2. Crackdown in Maldives as Thousands Demand Freedom for Ousted PresidentRead the original story

    May 1, 2015 | Common Dreams

    "The regime's unprecedented efforts to intimidate have failed," said 27-year-old protester Yameen Rasheed. Police deployed stun guns, tear gas, and pepper spray against large numbers of people demonstrated in the Maldives capital of Male on Friday to demand the release of ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and other political prisoners.

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  3. UN urges action from Maldives over trial of ex-presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    A senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday she had visited jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for two hours in detention and urged the government to take action on his flawed trial. MALE/GENEVA: A senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday she had visited jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed for two hours in detention and urged the government to take action on his flawed trial.

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  4. South Ari Atoll Maldives from the AirRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | CNN

    We took a small plane from the island nation capital of Male to the southernmost point of the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. The window views were unique, inspiring and completely breathtaking.

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  5. Lawyers petition UN over jailed Maldives ex-presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Lawyers for the Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed said they filed a petition with the United Nations on Thursday arguing that his detention is illegal and a violation of international law. The appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in Geneva came as Nasheed's wife Laila Ali visited Washington to lobby the White House, State Department and Congress to press for his release.

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  6. Amal Clooney gets back to business at human rights press conference ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Amal Clooney gets back to business at human rights press conference in DC after a night out with George and her family in New York Amal Clooney told reporters she will appeal to US government to put pressure on Maldivian officials in order to secure Nasheed's release High-power human rights lawyer - and George Clooney's newlywed wife - Amal Clooney held a press conference in Washington DC today calling for the release of imprisoned former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed. Mrs Clooney appeared before reporters at the National Press Club at 10am Thursday, accompanied by Laila Ali, the wife of the jailed politician, and Jared Genser, the founder of organization Freedom Now.

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  7. Indian Champions Bengaluru FC Continue To Make History In AFC Cup By Reaching Last 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | International Business Times

    Indian I-League champions Bengaluru FC have reached the knockout stages of the AFC Cup after beating Maldives side Maziya SRC 2-1 in a group E game on Tuesday night here in Male. This is an incredible achievement for a club appearing in the competition for the first time, in its second year of existence.

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  8. Chetri stars in BFC victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | The Telegraph

    Calcutta: Sunil Chetri brushed off a goal-scoring drought and turned up with a brace when it mattered the most as Bengaluru FC came back from a goal down in humid playing conditions to beat Maziya S&RC 1-2 at the National Football Stadium, in Maldives, on Tuesday and book a place in the last-16 of the AFC Cup. Chetri tucked home a penalty in the 70th minute after Sean Rooney's cross caught a sliding Saaif's arm in the box, and followed it up with a peach of a finish eight minutes later when Udanta Singh picked him out with a delightful lob for a pass as the Blues were rewarded for an impressive show for most parts of the game.

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  9. 'Climate of fear': Tourist paradise in troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    ... problem. Protesters are being frequently beaten up while the media faces a growing number of death threats in the Maldives, Amnesty International said, after a fact-finding mission to the honeymoon islands. A delegation from the human rights group ...

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  10. India urged to intervene in Maldives tensionsRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | Scotsman.com

    Amnesty International has urged India to lead diplomatic engagement with the authorities in Maldives, where the group reported a deteriorating human rights situation. A delegation from Amnesty visited the Indian Ocean island nation and popular tourism destination this month and said vigilante religious groups and criminal gangs were attacking peaceful anti-government protesters while police looked the other way.

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  11. Amnesty says human rights in Maldives deterioratingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Al Jazeera

    Nasheed has been jailed for 13 years on anti-terrorism charges in what his party says is a politically motivated move to silence him [AP] Human rights in the Maldives have "been seriously eroded and are at risk of further deterioration," according to the UK-based rights group Amnesty International. Amnesty said on Thursday that its fact-finding mission to the Indian Ocean island found political tension in the country had been exacerbated by what it called harassment, detention and imprisonment of government opponents.

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  12. Human rights situation in Maldives is deteriorating: Amnesty InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Merinews

    The human rights situation in the Maldives is deteriorating alarmingly as authorities are muzzling peaceful protesters, silencing critical media and civil society, while abusing the judicial system to imprison opposition politicians, Amnesty International said in a news briefing today. The briefing comes on the back of a five-day fact finding mission to Maldives , when an Amnesty International delegation interviewed lawyers, human rights defenders, journalists and political activists.

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  13. SpiceJet looks to step up international services from KochiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | DNA India

    ... start more operations from this port city of Kerala," said SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer, Sanjiv Kapoor. The Maldives is an easily accessible and increasingly popular destination that SpiceJet wants to provide more connection options to via ...

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  14. SpiceJet plans increased flights to Gulf, MaldivesRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Mydigitalfc.com

    ... to start more operations from this beautiful port city of Kerala," chief operating officer Sanjiv Kapoor said. "The Maldives is an easily accessible and increasingly popular destination that we want to provide more connection options through Kochi ...

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  15. A Climate Hero Languishes in Prison. Let's Fight to Get Him Out.Read the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Common Dreams

    ... 'the most widespread day of political activity in the planet's history.' But maybe the most memorable was from the Maldives. Or rather, from below the Maldives. Where newly elected president Mohamed Nasheed, who had taught his cabinet to scuba dive, ...

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  16. Malaysia B738 over Indian Ocean on Apr 13th 2015, generator failureRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | AVHerald

    ... Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MXA performing flight MH-177 from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Male (Maldives), was enroute at FL360 about 700nm east of Kuala Lumpur when the crew decided to return to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft landed safely ...

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  17. From Kerala family to ex-gangster, IS pulls Maldives menRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | The Indian Express

    The Indian Express travels to Maldives and Bangladesh, at India's two ends, to find out why young men - at a rate unprecedented - are joining the ranks of the Islamic State Late last year, Fathullah Jamil decided he'd had enough - of days that began before dawn, calling believers to prayer at the mosque; evenings spent negotiating a taxi through the sweltering streets; and nights spent in an airless one-room home. The children had moved to West Asia, and had been calling their parents to join them.

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  18. Makunudu Island Announces Enhancement Plan - Phase OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | PR.com

    Makunudu Island, one of the Maldives original and much loved island resorts is getting ready for the first phase of gentle enhancements that will form part of a longer term upgrade programme. Male', Maldives, April 13, 2015 -- -- Mr. Shabeer Ahmed, Managing Director commented, "We are delighted to share the details of our exciting plans that will uplift the public areas, Deluxe Bungalows and our guests' experience, whilst maintaining the simple and natural environment that makes Makunudu unique."

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  19. Maldives underwater demonstrationRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Dear Kitty

    A HUNDRED scuba divers held an underwater protest in the Maldives on Saturday, demanding the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed . He is serving a 13-year prison sentence for ordering the arrest and detention of a senior judge when he was in power three years ago.

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  20. Maldives divers hold underwater protest to free ex-leaderRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | Sun-Star

    A hundred scuba divers in the Maldives held an underwater protest demanding the release of jailed ex-president Mohamed Nasheed who became popular as an environmental activist during his presidency. Nasheed is serving a 13-year prison sentence for ordering the arrest and detention of a senior judge when he was in power three years ago.

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