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Dhidhdhoo: Protestors calling for the release of a person detained by Police during the previous demonstration calling for the release of a person accused of sexual abuse of 13 year old, clash with and injure police officers

Police officers have been injured in clashes with demonstrators, in Haa Alif Dhidhdhoo; Sun and Haveeru have reported. The local media reports say that demonstrators clashed with Police, after police custody of a person detained by the Police for investigation in the previous days clashes was exteded by the local magistrate court today. The person was taken from the court today, after reinforcements were brought in from the regional police station in Kulhudhuffushi.

The demonstrations and subsquent violent clashes with the Police are due to the calls by a group of islanders calling for the release of some of those accused of the rape of a 13 year old girl. She is the daughter of a woman of the island who is married to a man from another island. The group that clased violently with the Police also called for the arrest of the girl. This is no surprise as people who protect peadophiles in the Maldives usually claim that it is with the child’s consent or seduced by the child.

Dhidhdhoo incident, over and over again, is a stark reminder of the challenges facing the protection of children from sexual abuse, in the Maldives. There is little real commitment and will of the political leadership to protect children. A very frank politician said that it would be difficult for politicians in government or elected officials – meaing MPs and concilors, to effectively deliver on the protection of children from sexual abuse. He said that too much was at stake as going after those accused of sexual abuse would be costly in terms of the number of votes and politicians cannot afford it. He was frank and opened my eyes to the truth, so his name will not be disclosed.

The person whose custody was extended today was revealed by Haveeru as Ali Hashim, who is the brother of Dhidhdhoo councilor Abdulla Waheed. And two people amongst the six people detained by Police today, for obstructing the police were employees of the local utility company. Utitlity companies recruitment is widely believed to be politically influenced as members of the Board of Directors of utility companies are political appointees.

The media has not reported if any of the authorities have taken any measures toward the protection of the abused girl, who is in a really vulneralbe situation due to the mob mentality that is prevalent in Dhidhdhoo right now, which is likely to have the blessing of the political clout of the island. The islands are quite primitively tribal when it comes to protecting influential people.

Related posts: Kurendhoo Abuse Case

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Posted by on April 17, 2011 in CAWM


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Crowds gather in front of police station calling for the release of those accused of child abuse and gather at the house of the victims calling for her arrest

Sun and Haveer has reported of demonstrations in Dhidhdhoo of Haa Alif atoll for the release of those held in Police custody, for the alleged sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl. It has been reported too that the girl is the daughter of a woman of Dhidhdhoo married to a man from another island in the same atoll.

Media reports have also indicated that some of the insland councilors were also seen participating in the demonstration in fron of the Police Station on the island. This was expected as those who are accused in the case have strong political connections, as also indicated in previous media reports. The chief of the island council have however told the media that he is not aware that any council members were involved in the unrest which also saw crowds gathering at the victim’s house and calling for her arrest. He did not deny the allegation.

Two of the seven arrested by the police in connection with the case are said to be under 18 years of age.  

Police have confirmed that crowds gathered for the release of the people accused of having sex with a 13 year old over a long period of time. Police spokesman is reported to have said that they were under custody on a court order and urged people not to intervene. Media reports also indicate that police reinforcements had to be brought in from two other islands to control the crowds.

Just goes to show the attitude to sexual child abuse in the Maldives which is a haven for peadophiles.

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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in CAWM


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Four people arrested for sexual abuse of 13 year old girl in Dhidhdhoo

Four people who have been sexually molesting with a 13 year old girl in Dhidhdhoo of Haa Alif Atoll has been arrested and are investigation by the Police, local medai has revealed. The arrests were made after reports were made by individuals from the public. Police have declined to give any further details as the matter is under investigation.

Sun has reported that according to sources from the island of Dhidhdhoo, the arrests were made last night, while they were having sex with the girl.

An 86 year old man accused of sexually abusing a 3 year old girl was arrested on 26th March this year, and the report was being investigated according to the Police, Sun has also revealed.

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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in CAWM


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