Legal Politics

Police negate opposition’s demands to present Qasim to parliament

Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim on the way to Police headquarters. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Maldives Police Service declined to allow jailed leader of Jumhoory Party and lawmaker of Maamigili constituency, Qasim Ibrahim, to the parliament sitting held Monday.

Qasim Ibrahim was arrested under accusations of bribing lawmakers regarding the recent motion of no confidence taken against the parliamentary speaker, and of working to unlawfully overturn the government of the Maldives. The Criminal Court has added six days to his remand and he is detained in Dhoonidhoo Detention Centre under policy custody.

Despite demands by the opposition to present Qasim to the parliament chamber, Police declared that Qasim will not be allowed to attend the session. They did not explain the reason behind their decision.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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