General Legal Politics

Court closes doors on Jumhoory Party leaders’ trials, bans two lawyers

Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim (L) and deputy leader Abdulla Riyaz arrive at the Criminal Court for trial. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Criminal Court on Thursday decided to hold the trials of Jumhoory party (JP) leader Qasim Ibrahim and deputy leader Abdulla Riyaz behind closed doors while two lawyers from their legal team, Hisaan Hussain and Ahmed Shafeeq, have been banned from the hearings.

Qasim Ibrahim is charged with attempting bribery, coercion with regards to official duties and undue influence on voters, while his deputy Abdulla Riyaz is charged with obstructing an officer of law enforcement.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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