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BREAKING NEWS - Member of Judicial Service Commission stabbed in Maldives

Aishath Velezinee - screen snip form her FB page

This morning around 11am (Maldivian Time) I got the news that Aishath Velezinee was stabbed in 3 places on her back. Violence in Maldives is becoming second nature.

On 30th December, She was campaign on facebook and not everyone was happy about the her campaign. Some on facebook were attacking her at personal level, while others were supporting actions.

There is division among the nation and families. The status of the nation is not looking good at a beginning of new year. There is no excuse to stab a fellow citizen but again violence is getting more normalized in the country.

Youth gangs are now a common phenomenon and a citizen comments "it is a downward spiral from what I can see policing isn't effective and there are more and more youth who are into gangs and stuff ... Rule of law is scoffed at even by normal citizens now as seen in how people break traffic laws even."

I was communicating with some people in Male' the capital of Maldives and "this is so common in Male' now. its very dangerous here... lucky you are away. Another, person said "... it didn't seem random from the news
and most stabbings are about some sort of gang activity."

Violence in becoming a norm. It is the ordinary that suffer during these upheavals and the country is stagnant. There is too much anger, hatred, fear and unhappiness driving the country to a bursting point. The silent suffer most. Their voice are not heard. Truth distorted.

Please see the following link for some detail.

http://www.haveeru.com.mv/english/details/34087

More recent updates on - the situation in Maldives is a huge concern

http://minivannews.com/politics/velezinee-attack-a-%E2%80%9Chuge-concern...

Another update - Ms. Aishath Velezinee, Presidents’ appointee to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). .JSC is the statutory body mandated by the Constitution of Maldives to preserve and uphold judicial integrity. See more detail from Transparency Maldives below
http://www.transparency.org/news_room/latest_news/press_releases_nc/2011...

Comments

vivian's picture

Compliment of the season, How

Compliment of the season, How are you? hope all is fine with you. It is a pity this is happening to Aishath Velezinee in your country on the last day of the year. A same incidence happened in Nigeria where a human rights activist was shot to death in december and on the eve of new year, there was a bomb blast in the federal capital of nigeria which killed many.

Voilence is becoming a norm like you said especially as the forthcomimg election is drawing near. Politic in nigeria is a do or die affair, which always result to voilence. We still do not know how the outcome of this 2011 election will like.

How is your assignment coming, hope you are having a good start with it. Thank you for sharing the story of Aishath Velezinee . May her soul rest in peace.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Amei's picture

Thanks Vivian

Thankfully. Aishath Velezinee is OK now. The stabs did not cause a fatal incident. She is a very strong women in Maldives. God bless her and her family.

It is really upsetting how humans are fighting over power everywhere and not making the situation better for people in some countries. Sometimes, I wonder are some countries going through a time of civil settlements like others in the past. I get really frustrated with people who do not think of the bigger picture....

I am well, thank you. I pray with the new year we can dream new hopes and work towards achieving them with us feel joyous. All the best to you.

My assignment is coming up in my head but not much progress on my paper. I hope to get more done this weekend.

All the best :-) Amei

vivian's picture

Good to hear that Ai did not

Good to hear that Ai did not die.

My assignment is coming up in my head but not much progress on my paper"...this make me laugh as I read cos it is same with me too couple with work in d office. Hope to start off this week.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

vivian's picture

Good to hear that Ai did not

Good to hear that Ai did not die.

My assignment is coming up in my head but not much progress on my paper"...this make me laugh as I read cos it is same with me too couple with work in d office. Hope to start off this week.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

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