Legal Politics

Court frees two more lawmakers from remand

Maduvvari MP Mohamed Ameeth (L) and Villingili MP Saud Hussain (R) pose with Jumhoory Party's SG Ahmed Sameer after the Criminal Court orders their release from remand. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Maduvvari MP Mohamed Ameeth (L) and Villingili MP Saud Hussain (R) pose with Jumhoory Party’s SG Ahmed Sameer after the Criminal Court orders their release from remand. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Criminal Court on Sunday released the lawmakers of Maduvvari constituency, Mohamed Ameeth, and Villingili constituency, Saud Hussain, under certain conditions.

The court ruled to release the two MPs when they were presented for their fourth remand hearing. The conditions imposed on the lawmakers include a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the next day, responding to court summons, and refraining from meeting any witnesses.

MPs Ameeth and Saud were arrested the night of July 27 for trespassing on parliament premises on July 24 despite military and police officers barring entry.

The lawmaker of Thulusdhoo constituency, Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim, was also arrested and remanded under the same accusations until the lower court released him last Thursday. The court ordered MP Waheed to give his contact number to authorities and to refrain from committing any unlawful actions upon release.

While the Criminal Court has decided to release all three lawmakers, the Prosecutor General’s Office has forwarded charges against them to the court. The MPs are being indicted for trespassing and obstructing law enforcement officers.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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