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This Week in Maldives: March 12

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This Week in Maldives: March 12

Because unforeseen London romances and new beginnings have ruined everything, this week the regime deals with social media activists, a Sun Online journalist has never viewed pornography, a Saudi tyrant’s impending visit disrupts citizens’ lives, and a Yameen finally brings in some foreign investment for the first time. These are short takes on the headlines of […]

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This Week in Maldives: January 22

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This Week in Maldives: January 22

Because Trump is President and we all owe Riyaz Rasheed an apology; this week: Shainee woos investors with jokes, Gayoom literally can’t even, Dhiraagu has a special discount, and YAG’s heart grows three sizes. With love, of course.  These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Trial begins for Maldivian man ‘who […]

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This Week in Maldives: January 15

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This Week in Maldives: January 15

Because, in hindsight, it should’ve been called The Weekly Panic; this week I look at Maumoon’s absent hard drive, Medam’s clean chit, Police buries the truth – and some useful advice about evil Sun worshippers.  These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Couple in mysterious death buried To recap: A young couple in […]

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This Week in Maldives: December 11

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This Week in Maldives: December 11

Because I finally could sleep, but now I feel old. This week I look at easily impressed youth, judicial colloquiums, another human rights day of holding posters, and setting the record straight on Shigella and Cholera. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by Gender Minister shares message to Persons with Disabilities. A surprisingly thoughtful […]

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The Abduction of Rilwan

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The Abduction of Rilwan

Below is a recording of a Skype conversation I had with Muju Naeem regarding Rilwan’s abduction and the #FindMoyameehaa campaign. We did this recording to mark the international Human Rights Day. In the video, I talk about Rilwan’s abduction and how the #FindMoyameehaa campaign came about. We also take a look at the systematic obstruction of justice, and the […]

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This Week in Maldives: November 27

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This Week in Maldives: November 27

Because I’m home alone this week, setting up insane traps and hilarious pranks, and yet no intruders – not even Joe Pesci – turned up 🙁 This edition of This Week in Maldives looks at YAG’s trusty men in the courts and Parliament, and two very confused policemen.  These are short takes on the headlines of the […]

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This Week in Maldives: November 20

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This Week in Maldives: November 20

Because I skipped a week, and yet Maldives continues to rapidly spiral down the drain pipe, this week I look at the budget, and the miraculous redemption of all Gasims. These are short takes on the headlines of the week gone by. Both US and Maldives headed by economists, says MP Nihan PPM parliamentary majority group leader and […]

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This Week In Maldives: November 6

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This Week In Maldives: November 6

Because it was November 3 again, and evil-dictator Gayoom is fast becoming my favourite politician in town (and I can’t deal with this new reality), this week I look at the latest in PPM vs Lame PPM, and MNDF’s continuing celebration of the Indian army’s victory over Sri Lankan Tamil rebels.  These are short takes on the […]

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Dhoonidhoo Diaries: Part 3 – Heat and Captivity

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Dhoonidhoo Diaries: Part 3 – Heat and Captivity

This is the third instalment in the Dhoonidhoo Diaries series where I pen down my experiences in Dhoonidhoo prison where I was incarcerated following an unprecedented regime crackdown on the May Day rally. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Nearly 200 democratic protesters were arrested on 1st May 2015 by the Maldives’ authoritarian […]

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Dhoonidhoo Diaries: Part 2 – Prison Cell

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Dhoonidhoo Diaries: Part 2 – Prison Cell

1st May 2015 saw the largest anti-government protests in Maldivian history, with nearly 20,000 protesters filling the main thoroughfare in Malé. I was among the nearly 200 democratic protesters arrested that day, in the largest police crackdown in over a decade. I was released after being held for 21 days without trial. But several May […]

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