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Unconfirmed talk that a seventeen year old girl raped in Villingili

There are unconfirmed reports that a girl may have been raped in Villingili, the satellite island which is 8 minutes by ferry from the capital, Male’. The girl is believed to be seventeen years old and street talk has it that she was under the care of a child care facility before the incident. It is not yet clear whether she was living there or has been handed over to family members.

The local media has not reported the incident and child care officials nor the Maldives Police Service have reported the rape.

It is quite common place in the Maldivian Society for parents and family to silence such matters and keep them under the carpet for the “honor” of the family. Child rape and sexual molestation is common place in Maldives and a lack of legal and institutional mechanisms, as well as a lack of capacity of law enforcement and child care agencies mean that the situation of children are pathetic.

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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in CAWM


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Manadhoo man sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing step daughter

Minivan News reported on 17th March 2011 in the “News in Brief” that:

“The Manadhoo court has sentenced a man to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, reported Manadhoo Live. The paper identified the offender as Ibrahim Mohamed, of Kinbigasdhoshuge, Noonu Manadhoo. He is now under charge of Manadhoo Council to be handed over to the Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services (DPRS).”

The People’s Majlis who is now also busy researching into the allegations of disrespectful media coverage of the institution by DhiFM has not taken up issue with the institutions and high officials of the Government and the State for failing to effectively deal with the threats and degeneration of the state of abused children in this country. We call upon the Members of Parliament to show their concern for the welfare and the protection of children through parliamentary mechanisms that hold the Government and State institutions accountable.

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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in CAWM


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Mother and sister charged with forced prostitution of 14 year old girl…

The mother and sister of a 14 year old girl has been charged with forcing the girl into prostitution, the local medial has reported today. The proceedings of the case were held at the Criminal Court today.

Sun reports that the girl was forced into prostitution last year. It has also reported that the mother and daughter has tried to force another girl into prostitution. The newspaper also reported that by the Law on Special Measures to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse, Article 19 (a) – those who are responsible for forcing children into prostitution will be sentenced to a jail term of 20 to 25 years.

The sister of the victim is also reported to have given birth to a child out of wedlock in India, and the case is also being prosecuted by the PG according to Haveeru.

Related Links in Dhivehi: Haveeru , Sun


Posted by on March 15, 2011 in CAWM


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Child Abuse in Vaikaradhoo, Haa Dhaalu atoll, by elected councilor

Sun Online has reported that Police have arrested an island councilor in Vaikaradhoo of Haa Dhaalu atoll in connection with a case of alleged sexual child abuse. The report said that the police have also confirmed that the councilor is under custody of the police. Sun report that the police have however, not disclosed any further details.

Sun Online also reported that the said councilor has molested a child who is related to him by family ties. The Vice President of the Island Council has said that he has also heard about it but has no confirmed reports, according to the Sun. It said that its efforts to contact with the councilor were not successful as he did not answer their calls.

Related Links:Sun Dhivehi article

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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in CAWM


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Mother arrested for sexually abusing son

An eight-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his mother is being denied care by other islanders on Lhaviyani atoll Hinnavaru, because they are concerned he is too sexually experienced, an official reported.

The boy’s 40-year-old mother was arrested on Sunday, said Councillor Adam Yusuf, and neighbours believe the boy was sexually molested for over a year. “It seems that the mother was having an affair with his son,” said Adam.

Health Minister Dr Aminath Jameel raised concern over the case, saying “I wondered if the mother had a heart”.

The story first surfaced on Saturday evening, according to Adam, when the boy confided in a neighbour about the abuse. He said the case was reported to Hinnavaru police station and Lhaviyani atoll Naifaru Family and Children Service Centre on Sunday.

The boy lived with his mother and his one-month-old brother; both boys were born out of wedlock. “She lives isolated from the islanders,” said Adam of the boys’ mother. “She makes a living out of donations from islanders. Islanders are happy for arresting that cruel lady.”

Adam said the baby was in the care of his aunt, but no one was willing to accept the eight-year-old boy because “he might teach sex to other children”.

Minivan News full report here


Posted by on June 30, 2009 in CAWM


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18 year-old woman gang raped

An 18-year-old woman was raped by three men, aged between 24 to 28, on a beach on Gaafu Dhaalu atoll Vaadhoo on Friday, according to police.

The victim went missing at 3pm and at nightfall, when her family went to look for her, they found her on a beach, according to her mother. Speaking to Minivan News, the woman said she was called by her boyfriend who asked her to meet him, but when she arrived, he, along with two other men, raped her.

She added she had never met her boyfriend before and they had only spoken over the phone. A friend of the family, Mohamed Hussein, said she was raped once at 4pm and then again at 6pm before she was found by her family at 9.30pm.

At 10pm, the girl’s father went to the island office where they called the police and the three men were arrested, said Island Chief Mohamed Ibrahim.

Full report here


Posted by on June 30, 2009 in CAWM


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Eight-month-old baby beaten to death

Minivan News writes:

An eight-month-old baby boy who had been severely beaten by his mother and her boyfriend died this afternoon in the intensive care unit of Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Addressing press this morning, Inspector Hamdhoon Rasheed, head of the police investigation unit, said initial test results revealed the baby had extensive injuries, and also showed signs of having been sexually abused. Rasheed said that the boy had suffered a catalogue of head and neck injuries, and was covered in scratches.

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime, including his mother Ali Nooruzaadha, 28, from Addu atoll Hithadhoo, her boyfriend Mohamed Waheed, 46, from Male’, and a third man whose identity has not yet been revealed.

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Posted by on June 13, 2009 in CAWM


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Man arrested for sexually abusing step-daughter

Minivan News reports:

A man from Noonu atoll Manadhoo was taken to police custody on Tuesday for sexually abusing his step-daughter, according to a police official. Sergeant Jamsheed Ali, station inspector, said the case was filed on Monday by the 15-year-old girl’s family and the Children’s Service Centre (CSC).

Ibrahim Rasheed, assistant manager of Noonu atoll hospital, said a medical examination of the victim on Wednesday revealed she had been sexually molested. He added he was unable to provide more information. Speaking to Minivan News today, the victim’s mother, 30, said she discovered her daughter had been sexually abused on Monday after she was informed by a team at the CSC.“I got the report when I was feeding my 11-month-old baby,” said the mother of seven.

“It was shocking. No one expected such a thing from him. For the past eight years he had been caring for his step-children as if he was their own father.”

She added her daughter was suffering from psychological damage.

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Posted by on June 10, 2009 in CAWM


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Police Arrest Eight Paedophiles: by Minivan News

Police have arrested eight paedophiles in two separate incidents involving the sexual abuse of two girls, aged three and ten.

Addressing press today, Inspector Mirufath Faiz, head of the police family and child protection unit, said the ten-year-old girl from Haa Dhaalu atoll Naivaadhoo had been repeatedly sexually abused by her father, uncle and four family friends since the age of five.

The girl’s mother who is divorced from her father reported the case on 16 April after she discovered her daughter had been abused; the girl had been living with her father and step-mother.

“According to her medical records, doctors say the girl is neither physically nor mentally fit,” said Mirufath.

The ages of the six men who abused the girl ranged from 19 to 73, she said, adding the police investigation revealed the girl had on one occasion been simultaneously sexually abused by her 45-year-old father and 52-year-old uncle.

Although the names of the girl’s father and uncle cannot be named to protect her identity, the other suspects are Abdulla Ali, 73, from Haa Dhaalu atoll Naivaadhoo; Abdulla Shareef, 36, from Thaa atoll Thimarafushi; Ahmed Muhuthaaru, 19, from Haa Dhaalu atoll Naivaadhoo; and Ismail Ahmed, 52, from M. Baadhiya in Male’.

Mirufath said the case of the three-year-old girl from Vilimale’ island was filed on 3 May and two expatriates, Juweil, 20, and Ramzan Ali, 26, were being held in police custody in connection with the crime.

She said the two men did not have valid work permits and had been hired by the girl’s family on a temporary basis to carry out household chores.

“I appeal not to expose your children,” said Mirufath.



Posted by on May 16, 2009 in CAWM


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Child Abuse continues…

Minivan News 16 April 2009
Maryam Omidi:

A 54-year-old man was arrested yesterday for sexually assaulting a 14-yar-old boy in an abandoned house on Seenu atoll Hulhudhoo. Police conducted a small operation to arrest Ali Futha from Hulhudhoo following a tip-off from a member of the public.

Although he does not have a criminal record, police suspect Futha of being involved in sexually abusing four other boys, all under the age of 14. Inspector Abdulla Nawaz, acting head of the southern region, said he hoped there was sufficient evidence to forward the case to the prosecutor general’s office.

“But, we are not getting a positive response from the four boys…they are small boys and very much afraid, so we are not pressing them,” he said.

Nawaz described the four boys as “vulnerable” and said “they mostly just roam around the neighbourhood”. He added police officers from the child protection unit would be travelling to the island soon to help with the case.



Posted by on April 18, 2009 in CAWM


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