Legal Politics

States presents secret witnesses against Male City councillor

Arrested Male City Councilor Zaidul Ameen being taken to Court PHOTO:Hussain Waheed/Mihaaru

The prosecution has presented two secret witnesses against arrested Male City Councilor Zaidul Ameen, who is charged with the illicit release of prohibited information without permission, obtaining information unlawfully and obstructing law enforcement.

According to a tweet posted by the lawyer of Zaid, two secret witnesses were presented at Tuesday night’s hearing but he did not give any further comments on it.

During the hearing, Zaid’s lawyer requested to make some improvements to the jail cell where his client is detained, noting that Zaid is kept in a seven-by-ten feet cell with seven other inmates including convicts. He complained that the cell does not have a toilet and that sometimes Zaid has to eat from the plates of other prisoners as well. Furthermore, he declared that though the Constitution stipulates that all prisoners are released from their cells for an hours to exercise, this right has not been granted to Zaid.

His lawyer also requested an order to prevent Zaid from being shifted to Maafushi Prison.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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