Speaking at a press briefing held this evening at the President’s Office, Attorney General Uz. Mohamed Anil assured the media that the Administration was working with all relevant authorities of the State, to carrying out the speedy implementation of last night’s Supreme Court ruling. He said that he has held discussions with the Chief Justice and raised the Administration’s concerns over the court’s ruling, to release detainees from custody, with regard to the nature of their offences such as terrorism, corruption, embezzlement, and treason. The Attorney General stated that the Administration has highlighted concerns over the consequences that may be presented in the immediate implementation of the court’s ruling.
The Attorney General also highlighted that the Chief Justice had advised the Administration to proceed with implementation within due process. In this regard, the Attorney General said that the Prosecutor General was currently in the process of examining the cases to determine the best way to proceed with the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling and that the Prosecutor General would present recommendations at the earliest.
Attorney General Uz. Anil further reiterated the high priority accorded by the Administration to ensure the security and safety of the Maldivian people, and maintain the peace and stability of the country – going on to commend the efforts of the Ministry of Defence and National Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, Maldives National Defence Force, and the Maldives Police Service for their contributions.
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