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State of emergency - Day 11

Summary
  • CPJ says they are concerned over attacks on journalists
  • Hussain released from Police custody
  • Leevaan released, Hussain still at ADK

1 year ago

04:12

Rushdha Rasheed

CPJ says they are concerned over attacks on journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says they are deeply concerned over arrests of VTV's Leevaan Ali Nasir and RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan and reports that Hussain 'was badly beaten while in custody'.

In a tweet posted early on Saturday morning, CPJ called on the Government of Maldives to cease all threats and voilence against journalists immediately. 

 

1 year ago

04:06

Rushdha Rasheed

Hussain released from Police custody

RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan has been released from Police custody. Doctors say that he needs to stay at the hospital for 24 hours for additional observation. 

1 year ago

02:48

Rushdha Rasheed

Leevaan released, Hussain still at ADK

VTV journalist Leevaan Ali Nasir released from Police custody. RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan is still in ADK Hospital for treatment. 

1 year ago

01:11

Rushdha Rasheed

More footage of RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan being taken to Police

 

 

1 year ago

00:54

Zunana Zalif

RaajjeTV's reporter Hussain Hassan taken to ADK hospital in police vehicle

Reporter Hussain Hassan is in critical condition, unable to breathe properly and he has reportedly been tortured to a great extent.

Lawyer Moosa Siraj while speaking to RaajjeTV reported that Hussain is in a very critical condition, he reported that Hussain was evidently grabbed by the neck and dragged away by the police, he is seen motionless in the video.

 

1 year ago

00:44

Zunana Zalif

Police has attacked RaajjeTV reporters, again

RaajjeTV reporters at the scene have again been heavily pepper-sprayed by the police. RaajjeTV's reporter Murshid Abdul Kareem has reported that cameramen Zareer, Nadheem and Saaif have been pepper-sprayed at a close promixity to the eyes. Reporter Murshid has also been somewhat affected by pepper-spray.

1 year ago

00:35

Zunana Zalif

Face off between PPM and the opposition

While the protests have almost moved to the approximate center of the city, the area is becoming more and more congested. A fierce verbal battle has erupted within the government supporters and the opposition. 

1 year ago

00:13

Zunana Zalif

Two reporters seized, numerous severely affected by pepper spray

While reporters Leevaan Ali Nasir (V media) and Hussain Hassan (RaajjeTV) have been indefinitely seized, RaajjeTV's reporter who was immediately dispatched to the area reported that Jumhooree Party's translator Ali Solih was heavily pepper-sprayed and seeks medical help in IGM hospital while RaajjeTV's photographer Sharuhaan seeks medical help at ADK hospital.

1 year ago

00:01

Zunana Zalif

Some media sources were given the chance to cover Friday's gathering with no restrictions

While media freedom was being heavily restricted by the police, the channels that praise and show their solidarity for the government were allowed to cover the rally without any restrictions.

1 year ago

23:57

Zunana Zalif

RaajjeTV's reporters were assaulted and arrested not long after Abdul Raheem called to take action against the station

RaajjeTV's reporters were assaulted and arrested in the most cruel manner not long after PPM's prime minister Abdul Raheem Abdulla called to take action against the station. 

 

In a press conference held by PPM on the 16th of February Friday, Abdul Raheem specifically singled out RaajjeTV and V media, accusing the channels of unfurling chaos and disruption, he also called on action to be taken against the channels. 

 

In his words, all the works exerted by RaajjeTV and V media to bring everything into the spotlight is to spread chaos, all of it's efforts are into bringing confusion among the public and mislead the country, to make the citizens believe that there is threat to the sovereignty of the nation. RaajjeTV's cameraman Anil and Sharuhaan

1 year ago

23:44

Zunana Zalif

RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan has been seized

RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan has been seized. Journalists at the scene report that he was captured in an inhumane manner while he was reporting on field and his mic was snatched from him. Reporters have been heavily pepper-sprayed yet again, Special operations officers have attacked reporters in a cruel manner.

 

Speaking on a live program RaajjeTV's cameraman Adam Zareer reported of the cruel and offensive actions of the officers, noting the sickening manner in which the media was handled, touched in vulgar manners and assaulted.

 

V media's journalist Leevan Ali Nasir was captured along with Hussain Hassan. RaajjeTV's Cameraman Anil and photographer Sharuhaan have been severely injured by pepper spray and unneccesary assaults.

Hussain Hassan seized by SO officers

 

1 year ago

23:12

Zunana Zalif

Video showing MP Mahloof's arrest, on Maldives Media

 

1 year ago

23:02

Zunana Zalif

MDP activist Rasheed Moosa has been arrested

"MDP activist Rasheed Moosa is being arrested by the Police. Where are the fundamental rights of the Maldivians?" tweets the JP secretariat.

 

1 year ago

23:00

Zunana Zalif

Press conference held by Progressive party of the Maldives

Fonadhoo constituency member of parliament and prime leader of the ruling progressive party of the Maldives (PPM) has bluntly stated that the biggest "plaque" the country faces is Jumhooree party's leader Gasim Ibrahim.

1 year ago

22:49

Zunana Zalif

MP Mahloof arrested again

Galolhu south constituency member of parliament Ahmed Mahloof has been arrested in front of Campus shop on Majeedhee magu.

MP Mahloof captured

1 year ago

22:46

Zunana Zalif

Police targets media in an opposition rally

in the later hours of the night of the 16th February Friday, it was seen that the police have been using excessive force to restrict media freedom.

Police restricting media 

1 year ago

22:44

Zunana Zalif

SanguTV's cameraman attacked

While the protesters gathered at the junction where Majeedhee Magu and Chaandhanee magu meets in the late hours of Friday, police continued their authoritative actions and RaajjeTV's reporter Hussain Hassan had noted that the police had used excessive force and attacked some protesters, one cameraman from SanguTV named Ahmed Ayad had his jaw bruised.

SanguTV's cameraman Ahmed Ayad

1 year ago

22:37

Zunana Zalif

Ex President Mohamed Nasheed's tweet

The former president's tweet reads "Maldivians never give up. Even when pushed into the sea." 

 

 

1 year ago

22:11

Zunana Zalif

Opposition has gathered at Chaandhanee Magu and Majeedhee Magu junction

The opposition are now gathered at the junction where Chaandhanee Magu and Majeedhee Magu meets. RaajjeMV's reporter Mohamed Fazeen has been heavily pepper sprayed in the eyes and SanguTV's reporter Yameen had been heavily tear-gassed. Reporters have been injured to some extent.

1 year ago

22:03

Zunana Zalif

MP Ali Nizar's tweet

Hithadhoo north constituency member of parliament Ali Nizar sent out a tweet at 2156, his tweet reads "Taken refuge from the Sea."

 

 

1 year ago

21:41

Zunana Zalif

Protesters now on the streets

As the protesters were seen pushed back by the police ranks, they were shortly seen leaving the Artificial beach area and heading to the streets. 

1 year ago

21:38

Zunana Zalif

Police exerting force to disseminate media

The protesters and media reporting the situation from where the protests are taking place in the Artificial beach area are being pushed back by the police with the force of their shields. RaajjeMV's reporter has outlined that some are getting injured due to police actions.

Police armed with shields

1 year ago

21:11

Zunana Zalif

MP Ahmed Mahloof has been released

Galolhu south constituency member of partliament Ahmed Mahloof, who had taken part in today's gathering, has been released from police headquarters after having been taken there for a second time at 17:30, the first time being at 14:30. He was taken to the headquarters regarding a tweet he had sent out earlier.


Mahloof has also noted that he has been told to present himself to Police HQ at 17:00 tomorrow. He also said that he will be there at the oppposition rally later tonight.

 

 

1 year ago

20:54

Zunana Zalif

Protesters have again started to gather near the Artificial beach area

The opposition have yet again started up their assemble around the Artificial beach area. The police are also working in the area.

1 year ago

20:45

Zunana Zalif

Artificial beach area has been vacated by the police force

The protest which began in the evening today has been halted by the police and the protesters have been evacuated from the area. The opposition insists that they haven't yet brought an end to their protest and that the protest will reconvene within a short period of time.

1 year ago

20:40

Zunana Zalif

Ex President Mohamed Nasheed's tweet

Citizens have taken to the streets to protest throughout the Maldives calling for President Yameen to implement the supreme court ruling issued on the unbiased remand of political prisoners. Here's what the former president tweeted regarding the issue.
"Thousands protest across the Maldives against President Yameen’s refusal to enforce the Supreme Court ruling to release political prisoners. President Yameen must step down, allow for interim Govt to facilitate free, fair and inclusive elections in the Maldives." 

 

https://twitter.com/MohamedNasheed/status/964512666541682688/photo/1

1 year ago

20:06

Zunana Zalif

One of the protesters has had his arm broken

One of the protesters has had his arm broken during the protest that began this evening in the MDP national campaign house, sources report that the incident happened while the police were pushing the crowd back. It is yet unclear why the man got injured. The individual has been taken to ADK hospital. 

Police leading the injured individual out of the area
The injured indivual

1 year ago

19:46

Aishath Shaany

Police have taken over MDP headquarters

"The police have taken over the MDP’s national campaign centre, pushed those inside towards the road and blocked the entrance" says MDP.

 

1 year ago

19:15

Aishath Shaany

MDP HQ closed off again

Police officers close off MDP headquarters again, after removing those gathered inside

1 year ago

18:24

Rushdha Rasheed

RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan being taken to MPS headquarters

RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan at MPS headquarters

 

 

1 year ago

18:11

Zunana Zalif

Opposition has claimed that they're not willing to back down, they'll move forward with the protest

While many gathered at the Artificial beach area in Henveiru ward of capital Male' city this evening, opposition has claimed that they will not back down and will keep going forward with their protests.Crowd of protestors in Artificial beach area.

 

1 year ago

17:42

Zunana Zalif

Jumhooree party leader Qasim Ibrahim's tweet

This could possibly be the most harrowing president I have ever seen or heard of. I have never met or heard of a ruler who is as arrogant, conceited, inhumane and negligent towards running things legally and justly - tweets Jumhooree Party leader Qasim Ibrahim.

 

1 year ago

17:29

Zunana Zalif

Gathering being held in Addu city

Protesters in Addu city

1 year ago

17:15

Zunana Zalif

People taking part in the protest standing in front of MDP Haruge

 
People taking part in the protest standing in front of MDP Haruge
People taking part in the protest standing in front of MDP Haruge

1 year ago

17:02

Zunana Zalif

Police have arrived in the area where protests are going down in Addu city

Police active in Addu City
Police active in Addu City

1 year ago

16:59

Zunana Zalif

Police have begun pepper spraying the crowd

The police continue to restrict protesters, RaajjeTV reporter claims many have sustained minor injuries due to being pepper sprayed by the police.

Protesters being pepper sprayed

1 year ago

16:52

Zunana Zalif

Members of Parliament take part in today's gathering

Some members have been spotted in the gathering

1 year ago

16:48

Zunana Zalif

Police assembles where Boduthakurufaanu Magu and Majeedhee Magu meet

Police have assembled themselves where Majeedhee Magu and Boduthakurufaanu Magu meet, seen armed with shields.

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1 year ago

16:41

Zunana Zalif

Police have begun to disband the protest being held in Thulhaadhoo island

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Police have begun to disband the protest being held in Thulhaadhoo island of Baa atoll by the opposition.

1 year ago

16:39

Zunana Zalif

Ranks have been formed by the police infront of MDP Haruge

Police officers active near MDP headquarters

Armed with shields, police have formed ranks infront of MDP Haruge where opposition continues their protest calling for the implementation of the supreme court order.

1 year ago

16:30

Zunana Zalif

Police have stated that they will disband today's protest

Police active in MDP headquarters as protesters make preparations

1 year ago

16:27

Zunana Zalif

Thinadhoo island preparing to begin today's protest as well

The warm up rally underway to commence in Thinadhoo Island. Final preparations begin.

 

1 year ago

16:25

Rushdha Rasheed

MPS arrests MDP Deputy Leader Shifaz

Maldives Police Service (MPS) has arrested Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Deputy Leader Mohamed Shifaz, the Party's Economic Committee Chair Amru and several others from MDP campaign house. 

1 year ago

16:23

Zunana Zalif

Addu city preparing for the warm up rally

Addu city's MDP office has declared that preparations are underway for the warm up protest that has been planned for Friday evening in their support for the calling for immediate implementation of the supreme court ruling issued on the 1st of February.

Preparations for warm up protest

1 year ago

16:17

Zunana Zalif

MDP's Addu city Pres Ahmed Adhuham has been arrested

MDP's Addu city President, Ahmed Adhuham has been arrested. According to Adhuham's wife Shahuma's tweet, her husband was arrested near the MDP haruge at around 2pm. The family has not yet been informed of the reason behind his arrest.

 

 

1 year ago

16:03

Zunana Zalif

The gathering which is to take place today is not a significant one : opposition

Police active at the MDP headquarters

The opposition has stated that the gathering that the political parties are holding are not significant rather a "warm up" for what's coming. They have also called on the public to take part in the gathering to be held in capital Male' city and throughout the atolls on Friday. The police have claimed that the gathering cannot be perceived as that of a peaceful one and that they will take measures to not let the gathering go down.  

 

1 year ago

15:42

Aishath Shaany

Opposition's 'warm-up' rally

The joint opposition is to hold a special 'warm-up' rally on Friday evening. However, police has said that they will not be allowed to hold the rally, claiming that 'this is not believed to be a peaceful protetst'.

The opposition has been holding nightly rallies since February 1, when the Supreme Court issued its controversial ruling freeing nine high-profile figures including former President Mohamed Nasheed. President Abdulla Yameen refused to implement the order, and instead declared a state of emergency five days later.

The joint opposition calls on all its supporters to take part in Friday's rally, which is also to take place in various other islands including Addu City and Hinnaavaru of Lhaviyani atoll.

 

1 year ago

14:55

Aishath Shaany

MP Mahloof presents himself to police

Galolhu-South constituency MP Ahmed Mahloof presented himself to police at 3pm. He was summoned there for questioning on Thursday as well, and is to submit himself at 5pm today again.

 

1 year ago

Zunana Zalif

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Aishath Shaany

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04:12
CPJ says they are concerned over attacks on journalists
04:06
Hussain released from Police custody
02:48
Leevaan released, Hussain still at ADK
01:11
More footage of RaajjeTV's Hussain Hassan being taken to Police
00:54
RaajjeTV's reporter Hussain Hassan taken to ADK hospital in police vehicle
00:44
Police has attacked RaajjeTV reporters, again
00:35
Face off between PPM and the opposition
00:13
Two reporters seized, numerous severely affected by pepper spray
00:01
Some media sources were given the chance to cover Friday's gathering with no restrictions
23:57
RaajjeTV's reporters were assaulted and arrested not long after Abdul Raheem called to take action against the station
23:44
RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan has been seized
23:12
Video showing MP Mahloof's arrest, on Maldives Media
23:02
MDP activist Rasheed Moosa has been arrested
23:00
Press conference held by Progressive party of the Maldives
22:49
MP Mahloof arrested again
22:46
Police targets media in an opposition rally
22:44
SanguTV's cameraman attacked
22:37
Ex President Mohamed Nasheed's tweet
22:11
Opposition has gathered at Chaandhanee Magu and Majeedhee Magu junction
22:03
MP Ali Nizar's tweet
21:41
Protesters now on the streets
21:38
Police exerting force to disseminate media
21:11
MP Ahmed Mahloof has been released
20:54
Protesters have again started to gather near the Artificial beach area
20:45
Artificial beach area has been vacated by the police force
20:40
Ex President Mohamed Nasheed's tweet
20:06
One of the protesters has had his arm broken
19:46
Police have taken over MDP headquarters
19:15
MDP HQ closed off again
18:24
RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan being taken to MPS headquarters
18:11
Opposition has claimed that they're not willing to back down, they'll move forward with the protest
17:42
Jumhooree party leader Qasim Ibrahim's tweet
17:29
Gathering being held in Addu city
17:15
People taking part in the protest standing in front of MDP Haruge
17:02
Police have arrived in the area where protests are going down in Addu city
16:59
Police have begun pepper spraying the crowd
16:52
Members of Parliament take part in today's gathering
16:48
Police assembles where Boduthakurufaanu Magu and Majeedhee Magu meet
16:41
Police have begun to disband the protest being held in Thulhaadhoo island
16:39
Ranks have been formed by the police infront of MDP Haruge
16:30
Police have stated that they will disband today's protest
16:27
Thinadhoo island preparing to begin today's protest as well
16:25
MPS arrests MDP Deputy Leader Shifaz
16:23
Addu city preparing for the warm up rally
16:17
MDP's Addu city Pres Ahmed Adhuham has been arrested
16:03
The gathering which is to take place today is not a significant one : opposition
15:42
Opposition's 'warm-up' rally
14:55
MP Mahloof presents himself to police