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Court to hold jailed ex-VP’s hearings behind closed doors

Ex-VP Ahmed Adheeb escorted back to Dhoonidhoo detention centre after his preliminary hearing at the Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Ex-VP Ahmed Adheeb escorted back to Dhoonidhoo detention centre after his preliminary hearing at the Criminal Court. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Criminal Court has decided to hold jailed former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb’s hearing on Tuesday behind closed doors.

The hearing is for the case filed by the state against him for bribery and for attempting to influence legal duties when he was vice president. He had allegedly attempted to bribe two police officers, who worked in police intelligence, to gain certain information.

The court hearing of these two cases was commenced Tuesday morning behind closed doors. The reason for the decision was not revealed.

According to the Maldivian Constitution, judges are authorised to hold entire court hearings or parts of it behind closed doors for specific reasons at their discretion.

Adheeb is already serving a 33-year jail sentence after being convicted for three different cases. He has additional cases filed against him by the state, such as terrorism, abuse of authority and for planning the murder of an individual.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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