Chief Judge “took entire criminal justice system in his fist”: Afeef

Ministers on Tuesday night sought to give their legal justification for the involvement of the armed forces in the arrest of Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed.

New religious unity regulations crack down on extremist preaching in Maldives

Religious NGOs cite freedom of expression in critique of regulations that would see preachers face suspension of licenses and 2-5 years imprisonment for preaching promoting racism, gender discrimination, hatred towards people of other religions, or withdrawal from education or vaccination.

Decision to remove Dr Afrashim from JSC “a victory for all reformists”, says Velezinee

Parliament votes to remove DRP MP Dr Afrashim Ali from the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) 38 to 34, amid concerns of competency and integrity, a decision which places last year’s reappointment of judges by the JSC in doubt, according to former JSC member Aishath Velezinee.


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