Juvenile Court sentences murderer to 16 years imprisonment, two months fasting

The Juvenile Court has ruled that Ibrahim Asheer ‘Atira’ of Gahdhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is  guilty of murdering Shahudh Abdulla ‘Faudy’ on February 2, 2006.

Faudy was inside Cinamale’ flat area when a gang attacked him. He tried to flee but was hit in the head with a weapon believed to be an iron bar, fell to the ground and was beaten with iron bars and other weapons before the assailants left.

Shahudh died two days later on February 4. Asheer fled after police and an alliance of gang members began looking for him, but he was subsequently arrested.

The Juvenile Court ordered Asheer jailed for 16 years and six months and to fast for two months. He was also ordered to pay Rf133,333.33 in compensation.

Although the amount determined to compensate the family of the victim was Rf 100,000 (US$6500), it was increased in this case because the crime was committed during the holy month of Ramadan.

Asheer was obliged to pay the money to the Civil Court within a month’s duration.

Shahudh’s murder was notable at the time as murders were considered to be uncommon, and because it was a rare gang-related incident. There were no revenge attacks.

Every year a friendly ‘Baibala’ tournament, a traditional sport, is held in memorial to the death of Shahudh. The tournament is called the ‘Faudy Cup’.

Asheer was only 17 years old at the time of the murder. The death of Shahudh ended a long battle between his gang Shahudh and that of Asheer.

Since 2006 the use of sharp weapons such as knives have become more common in gang fights, resulting in more fatalities.

Mohamed Shuaib, of  Shady Cabin, was stabbed in the neck on August 12, 2008, the first incident in which a sharp object was used to attack someone in a gang-related fight.

One suspect was arrested in connection with the case, however the Criminal Court ruled that not enough evidence was submitted to prove that the accused was responsible for the crime.

On Sunday a group of men stabbed a man to death near the West Park restaurant in Male’. Ali Shifan of Fairy Corner in Maafannu Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.


8 thoughts on “Juvenile Court sentences murderer to 16 years imprisonment, two months fasting”

  1. Organized crimes like murder,robbery, rapes, blackmailing and such unethical behavior came into existence in Maldives with the so called" democracy and multiparty system" which gives us more disadvantage than advantage. By all means, we better bring an end to this.

  2. This is great. you guys are talking about old forgotten cases that nobody ever talks about. kudos, and keep it up.

  3. collectively Maldivians are killers or supporting such crimes, even before multiparty democracy come to Maldives there were more cases but records or we don't want look the past, fishing boats of different islands fought and many were killed. Islanders fought between them and killed and in Male' example "HENVERIRU TAKIN TAKKEH" killed a person no records. Inside king's palace many were killed. Ranna Maari more to remind.
    it's a culture that belongs to Maldivian. don't try to be too smart and innocent.

  4. Organized crimes like murder,robbery, rapes, blackmailing and such unethical behavior going on nowadays are fundamentally different from what you are referring to the ones in the past.
    The seperate isolated incidents of those days did not concern the public much. Therefore they couldn't fairly be compared with the ones of present day. Of course eveyone knows about Rannamari!! The significant difference is that those days we could walk around in Male' safely, keep bycs on the road unlocked, keep the humble doors of our houses unlocked and unbolted in the night and sleep without fear.

    Smart people not only try to be so, but act very smart, dress very smart, talk very smart and bold and of course fool others very smart. One evident living example is former president Nasheed, despite all his smartness which paved the way for his self destruction.The sudden demise came very dear to bear, didn't it??

  5. What is "fasting" as a criminal penalty? It can't mean not eating at all as someone who does not eat for two months will die.

  6. #Organized crimes and such unethical behavior came into existence in Maldives with the so called” democracy and multiparty system” which gives us more disadvantage than advantage#

    Article says . since 2006 = indeed, under dictators time the violence started. Coz dictator maumoon then already busy organising his gangs to terrorise the roads.
    On 6Feb it started on the roads . the junta paying thugs - linked to ppm, even police in plain clothes, even thugs getting weapons from junta police,
    Today the roam the roads of Male, murdered already two bros. The police is too busy with protecting the junta government against #mvprotest and NOON,

    Last but not least, blaming democracy for violence . typical talk from regime zombies who prefer extremist religious dictator instead

    No democracy no violence no crimes ???? Kekekekeke, look the juntas in Iran, then Iraq, Egypt, Afghan, Pakistan, Syria, Birma, ... all without violence ? Just killing their fellow Muslimes every and each day ....
    You like You go there, we like to get rid of people who defend dictators and we will get rid of indeed/
    #mvprotest will stand, stay and fight !

  7. Hey man!! Look!! Look at countries like UK US where democracy, legitimacy, fairness and transparency prevail! Israel bombed Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 and attacked Syrian nuke facilities in 2006. IAEA tried to inspect the suspected Israel nuclear sites couple to times but Israel always refused to let them in. Look at the Lavan Affair back 1954 when Israeli agents conducted a false flag operation against British and Us interests in Egypt, to blame Egyptians, not to mention the USS Liberty, in the Mediterranean Sea, on which unmarked Israeli jets conducted a severe attack to blame Egyptians in 1967. US and UK never bothered to take a through investigation on all these unethical stuff. They you are telling us democracy is for the people, of the people and by the people. Woe onto you guys!! Democracy for the elite to hunt down the rest.

    Some important information.
    Cover-Up Alleged in Probe of USS Liberty

    A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.

    In a signed affidavit released at a Capitol Hill news conference, retired Capt. Ward Boston said Johnson and McNamara told those heading the Navy’s inquiry to “conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”


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