Legal Politics

Lawmaker’s father released after arrest from opposition prayer

Exiled MP Ahmed Mahloof’s father was freed by the criminal court after he was arrested while leading the opposition’s weekly prayer.

According to local media, Mohamed Hassaan was released Saturday with conditions, which remain unclear.

Ahead of his detention after the Friday prayer, Hassaan was summoned to the police headquarters on Thursday for questioning on charges of praying for harm against senior officials of the state.

Opposition supporters have been gathering outside Malé’s main mosque every week after Friday prayers since the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed in early 2015.

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