Maldives Police Service stated that they have been allowing detainees to meet their lawyers in spite of the state of emergency, countering the claims stating otherwise.
In a series of tweets, Police stated that when the state of the emergency period is lifted, detainees will be allowed to meet with their lawyers for 30 minutes every day. They added that this allocated time will be allowed any day unless they have to carry out questionings relating to the case of the detainees.
After the Supreme Court’s verdict to release nine political leaders and reinstate 12 parliamentarians came on February 1, several high profile arrests have been made including former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed.
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