Legal Politics

Police seek to indict 12 lawmakers for ‘trespassing’

Police officers obstruct lawmakers from entering parliament grounds. PHOTO/MIHAARU

Police officers obstruct lawmakers from entering parliament grounds. PHOTO/MIHAARU

The police on Monday forwarded the alleged trespassing cases of 12 parliamentarians for prosecution.

On July 24, 2017, in a protest that broke out following the opposition’s attempt to impeach the parliament’s speaker Abdullah Maseeh for the third time, nine MPs were taken in to custody during heated protests outside the parliament. Some MPs were charged with trespassing after they attempted to enter the parliament despite the heavy army barring them from entering while others were released soon after.

The Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office confirmed that the police had filed trespassing cases against all the MPs who were taken into custody after the protest in late July.

Three MPs, whose memberships were revoked by the Elections Commission, are also being charged with trespassing, the office revealed.

Currently, only the three MPs who allegedly lost their seats are in police custody. These MPs are; Thulusdhoo MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim, Villingili MP Saud Hussain and Madduvari MP Mohamed Ameeth.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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